It was a tragedy for the family of a newly wedded bride who was struck by lightning two weeks after her wedding.
The unfortunate incident took place in Namukanaga village, Namungalwe sub-county Iganga district, Uganda.
24-year-old Kamuya Nabirye, died on spot after being hit by lightning as she sat on a bench inside her house, while carrying her three-month-old daughter while it rained cats and dogs on Monday, October 5.
In a chat with New Vision Uganda on Tuesday, October 6, her husband Awali Nabatya narrated how it all happened, according to him he shared a bench with his wife at the time, he explained that all he saw was a bright light strike through the window in the sitting room, followed by a loud bang.
He said he later saw his wife drop their three months old daughter before falling down on the floor.
“I realized that there could be trouble and I ran to my neighbors alerting them about what had happened,” he narrated.
Residents rushed to the scene after her husband called out for help only to find that Nabirye was already dead.
The Local Council 1 secretary for defense, Muzamiru Mudoola who spoke on the matter urged the government to provide residents with lightning arresters at a cheap rate, in order to avert future occurrences.
Muzamiru Mudoola explained that at least four persons have died in the same village after being hit by lightning since the start of the year.