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Yumbe District To Install Lightning Arresters at Mingoyo primary school

Taban Yasin, the Yumbe LC V Chairperson, says the district has mobilised some funds to support the funeral of the deceased learners. He also says he will present a report before council to allocate funds for installing lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school, other institutions and public places in the district.

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Yumbe district is to mobilise funds to install lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school. This follows a lightning strike at the school on Wednesday, which claimed the lives of 3 pupils and 72 others.

The deceased pupils have been identified as Lawrence Ezasubo, Norman Ajimba, and Consolate Munduru, all nine years of age and primary two pupils. Sixteen of the lightning victims are in critical condition at Lodonga health center III.

The area LC V female Councilor, Jane Alejo, says the thunderbolt hit the pupils at around 8:45am while cleaning the school compound. She said the deceased pupils were killed on spot.

Taban Yasin, the Yumbe LC V Chairperson, says the district has mobilised some funds to support the funeral of the deceased learners. He also says he will present a report before council to allocate funds for installing lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school, other institutions and public places in the district.

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Titus Onduayo, the head teacher Mingoyo primary school appeals to well-wishers to come to the aid of the school, saying this is the third time they recording a lightning strike since 1991.

Teaching resumed on Thursday as majority of the pupils were discharged from hospital on Wednesday after receiving treatment. Khalid Ayimani, a resident of Ariwa in Yumbe urges government to take the responsibility of installing lightning arresters in schools to secure the lives of learners.

Mingoyo is one of the oldest primary schools in Yumbe district. The school operates in dilapidated structures that were built in the early 80's without lightning arresters