Lighting strikes, destroys school dormitory in Kenya

2016-01-15 15:05

Kisii - A dormitory at Kenya's Eronge SDA Boarding Primary School in the Nyamira district was reduced to ashes after lightning struck the school on Wednesday night, a report says.

The lightning struck the dormitory around 19:00 as the students prayed at the school chapel.

The school head said no one was injured in the incident, Daily Nation reports, but property worth millions of shillings was lost, including students' belongings.

Such incidents are very common in the region, with many people losing their lives.

The latest such incident was reported at a funeral last year, with county governments being asked to install lightning arresters in learning institutions to prevent such deaths in future.


Read more on:    kenya  |  weather  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.