Six Tanzanian schoolchildren killed in lightning strike

2018-10-17 16:00
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At least six children were killed and 25 injured on Wednesday when lightning struck a primary school in northern Tanzania, a local government official said.

The lightning hit Emaco Vision primary school, in the mountainous Geita region, during the morning.

"It was about 09:00, six pupils were killed and 25 were injured," said regional education coordinator Yese Kanyuma.

Images circulating on Tanzanian social media showed parents crowding in front of a hospital near the school for news of their children.

In 2015 four school children and their teacher died in eastern Tanzania's Kigoma region when their classroom was struck by lightning.

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