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Local police spokeswoman Zura Ganyana said Wednesday that 51 students between the ages of 7 and 16 were injured Tuesday.

She said the teacher who died was visiting the Runyanya Primary School, about 160 miles west of Uganda’s capital.

Zombo education official John Ojobi said another school 200 miles northwest of Kampala also was hit by lightning Tuesday, injuring 37 students and two teachers.

Meteorology experts said school buildings were being hit because they don’t have lightning conductors and are built on high ground.

In the past few weeks, lightning strikes around the country have killed at least 38 people.


Limited curfews imposed on capital after bombing

ABUJA | Nigeria’s capital on Wednesday imposed limited curfews on recreational centers after a deadly bomb attack two weeks ago at the police headquarters claimed by a radical Islamist sect.

The city’s administration said nightclubs, cinemas, beer parlors and pool halls should close by 10 p.m. daily, including weekends. Parks and gardens that admit children would close at 6 p.m.

The city also banned parking vehicles on roads where most government offices are located.

The new security steps follow the June 16 bomb attack on the national police headquarters parking lot, which claimed at least two lives, including that of a police officer.

The Boko Haram sect, blamed for a series of gun and bomb attacks in the northern part of the country in recent months, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The sect hit again this week in two attacks in as many days, killing 30 people.


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