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5 Civil War reenactors struck by lightning

Hospitals brace themselves for an influx of explosive injuries every Fourth of July weekend, but they surely couldn’t have predicted this particular batch of patriotic injuries: Five Civil War reenactors in Gettysburg, Penn. were injured when lightning struck, the Associated Press reported. At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, lightning struck a…

Lightning strike kills 19 children in Uganda

A lightning strike at a primary school in western Uganda killed 19 students and injured 50, Ugandan police said on Wednesday. Lightning on Tuesday hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 225 kilometres (135 miles) northwest of Kampala, killing 18 children outright with a further child dying from burns…