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Paula Rogo
Mar, 12, 2018

On Saturday, at least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church, according to the Associated Press.

Fourteen of the congregants present during church service that day (in the Nyaruguru district), were killed immediately, Agence-France Presse reports. Two later died in hospital from their injuries.

The news came a day after another lightning incident occurred on Friday, killing one student. Three other students remain in hospital while the other 14 that were hit have been able to return home, reports say.

Lightning strikes are a common occurrence across the East African nation known for its many hills and mountains.