Lightning strike during funeral ceremony kills six mourners

Six people have been killed and 11 others seriously injured when lightning struck during a funeral ceremony in northern Uganda, police say.

The accident occurred during a lightning storm accompanied by heavy rains in the village of Tobi in Pader district on Thursday, local police spokesman Patrick Okema told dpa.

The tragedy happened during a lightning storm in northern Uganda. Source: Getty, file

The wounded had been admitted to hospital, according to Mr Okema. Some were in a serious condition, he added.

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