At least 16 people are dead and more than 100 are injured after lightning struck a church in Rwanda. It happened in a mountainous area in the southwest part of the African nation on Saturday. A local mayor says most of the people who were killed died instantly. 140 people were rushed to hospitals and health centers. The tragedy happened less than two weeks after the Rwandan government closed more than 700 churches.
The government's decision was based on the claim that the churches weren't equipped with safety features, including lightning rods to protect them from lightning strikes.