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Lightning strikes KCPE student just after finishing exams

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

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Two students including a KCPE candidate were killed by lightning in a village in Homa Bay County.

Swinton Odhiambo had just completed his Standard Eight examinations at Kawuor Primary School.

His companion, Calvin Ochieng, a Form Two student at Obera Secondary School was also struck as they were playing football at a local playground in Kabuoch village, Ndhiwa Sub - County.

Hospital

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 according to the Nation.

"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.

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