The Red Cross has reported today that lightning that struck northwestern Uganda, has killed nine teenagers.

The thunderbolt happened in Arua, a city near the border with South Sudan, late Thursday where a group of ten teenagers was playing football.

A spokeswoman for Red Cross Uganda said that only one child among the 10 playing survived it, identified as Irene Nakasiita, adding the victims were aged between 13 and 15.

“Burials by individual families are  currently ongoing.”