Police say lightning kills 10 children in remote Uganda town

Ugandan police say 10 children have been killed in a lightning strike in a remote town near the Congo border

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Ten children have been killed in a lightning strike in a remote Ugandan town near the Congo border, Ugandan police said Friday.

Four other children were injured, she said.

Deadly lightning is commonly reported in the East African country during the wet seasons.

In some cases, children have been struck while in their classrooms. Many classroom blocks, especially in rural areas, are not equipped with lightning diverters.