KIGALI- 16 people have been killed and dozens injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said on Sunday.

The official, a local mayor named Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone that fourteen people were killed  on the spot as lightning hit the the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday.

He said, two others later died after succumbing to their injuries.

Francios added that 140 people who were involved in the incident have been taken to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

He said, “Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better.”

According to the mayor a similar incident happened on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.

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