16 Killed as Lightning Strikes Rwandan Church

The Nyaruguru District has laid to rest the victims of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church lightning tragedy that left 16 dead and at least 140 people injured. This comes as authorities are launching a crackdown on churches that lack basic infrastructure, fall short on hygiene standards and that are contravening safety regulations.

  • Rwanda:  Lightning Strikes Church, Kills 16

    New Times, 12 March 2018

    Sixteen people were struck dead by lightning on Saturday in Nyaruguru District. All but one were worshipping at Gihembe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nyabimata Sector. Read more »

Residents of Nyabimata at the burial of the 16 residents who were struck by lightening.