Gulu Journalists Survive Lightning Strike.

By on July 13, 2017

Gulu based journalists on Tuesday evening narrowly survived death when lightning strike in their office leaving them with numb limbs and shocks. The incident happened at around 3:00PM.

The journalists are Willy Chowoo of Choice Fm, James Owich a northern correspondent for the Daily Monitor and Mega Fm, David Okema, Acholi Times correspondent, John Mutoo P`Lajur of the Black Star newspaper, Wilfred Okot, Emmanuel Okanokodi from NUMEC, and Okumu Langol Livingstone for the Black Star News.

They were all confined in the Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) offices in Senior Quarters Gulu Town where they were working from. There was a heavy down pour in Gulu town that lasted for about three hours.

Willy Chowoo a survivor of the strike narrated that he was working on his laptop computer when he suddenly felt a shock on his hand and his computer went off immediately. He says the next thing he recognized was a dumb limb and nearly frozen hand.

David Okema also recites that he felt a shock and his hands went off from his computer, according to Okema the dumb limbs feeling lasted for almost a quarter to an hour until when he full regained.

Willy says he believes they were rescued by the lightening arrester that had been plated on the roof of the office. All the survivors say they were feeling better by press time.

By Emmy Daniel Ojara.Gulu.

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