Shock gripped Kyabagoma Muslim Primary School at Mwalo village, in Bukomansimbi district, when lightning struck dead two teachers, including 30-year-old Karim Kisseka who was in class.
The New Vision learnt that the other teacher, Joseph Mukasa, who was a Primary Five teacher died shortly after admission at Masaka Hospital.
Another teacher identified as Trinity Musoke who was taking shelter in the staff room is still admitted in Masaka hospital.
A total of eight pupils were also admitted at Masaka Hospital. Sources from Masaka hospital told New Vision that pupils are recovering.
“We suddenly heard a thunderous bang while studying. The next thing we saw was the teacher dead on the ground with his shirt torn into pieces,” Steven Kyoma, a P.5 pupil said.
The Southern Regional Police Spokesman, Noah Sserunjongi said the Police ambulance quickly evacuated the injured.
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