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Congo : Lightning : 2003/10/09
GLIDE: ST-2003-000520-COD  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2003/10/09
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District
Congo
Name Lightning
Outline Severe thunderstorms occurred in and around the town of Bikoro, Equateur Province (located some 120 kms from Mbandaka). A school with at least 200 students in Bikoro was struck by lightning. Eleven students died immediately, while 73 were injured, of whom 25 were either severely burned or in a state of shock.

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