At least 10 children were struck and killed by lightning during a heavy rainstorm in northwestern Uganda. The incident took place when nine of the 10 children aged 13-15 took shelter in a hut after taking a break from a football match, when the lightning struck, killing them, according to the report. The tenth child died from lightning while being taken to a hospital. Both the two incidents took place in the city of Arua. In recent weeks, Uganda has witnessed heavy thunderstorms. In 2011, Uganda witnessed a similar lightening incident where 18 children were struck and killed in the western part of the country.

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