A thunderbolt has struck three family members dead in Rubanda district. The dead are Ambrose Kanunu, 35, a resident of Rwamuyora village, Nyarurambu parish, Muko sub-county, his sons Justus Asiimwe,7, and Arnold Habomugisha Arnold,5, both former pupils of Bwindi primary school.
According to Jotham Sunday, the head teacher of Bwindi primary school, the trio met their death on Sunday at around 06:00 PM during a heavy downpour.
He explains that Kanunu was sleeping while the children were in the sitting room when they were all struck by the thunderbolt and killed on the spot. He says that only Kanunu’s wife, Allen Uwimana, 32, survived since she was in the kitchen preparing food.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson, says that they conducted postmortem and handover the deceased’s bodies to their relatives to proceed with funeral arrangements.