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Breaking--10 Children Died of Threatening Lightning in Uganda

Ten children have been killed in a lightning strike in a remote Ugandan town near the Congo border, Ugandan police said Friday.

The children were playing football when heavy rain forced them to take a break in a nearby grass-thatched structure which was struck by lightning in the north-western Uganda city of Arua after sheltering in a hut during a storm.

Nine children, aged 13 to 15, were killed on the spot while another died on the way to hospital.

Four other children were injured.

Deadly lightning is commonly reported in the East African country during the wet seasons.

Everyone should take safety measures during the threatening lightening-- stay home or any closed area.

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