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Lightning kills two students in Homa Bay

Thursday November 1 2018

Lightning in Homa Bay

Lightning flashes during a storm. Two students were killed after lightning struck a play ground in Homa Bay on November 1, 2018. PHOTO | FILE | AFP 

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Grief struck a village in Homa Bay county after two students including a KCPE candidate were killed by lightening.

Swinton Odhiambo, who had just complete his Standard Eight examinations at  Kawuor Primary School and Calvin Ochieng, a Form Two student at Obera Secondary School, met their deaths at 5pm as they were playing football at a local playground in Kabuoch village, Ndhiwa Sub - County .

Two other students sustained burns and were taken to a local hospital.

Assistant chief John Otonge said the duo were pronounced dead on arrival the hospital.

"The KCPE candidate was said to be full of joy after sitting for the exams and was sure of passing the national tests," Mr Otonge said.