The rains in Huay district have left the mother of Jean de Dieu Habiaremy in deep sorrow after learning of her son’s death before he could join university.
Habiaremi, 24, was one of the lucky students who passed the national exam and was preparing to go to university.
Habiaremi had been working for two months as a substitute teacher at GS Sairava, where he had also graduated from high school in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (MPC).
According to residents of Agasharu village in Siyarwa cell of Tumba sector, Habiyaremi was killed by lightning on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at around 5 pm.
Witnesses say that it was not raining enough to prevent people from walking and that the victim was working in the bean garden at his home when he was killed.
Usually, rain, thunder, clouds and lightning come as a package deal that we confusingly refer to as “storms”.
However, science proves that lightning (dry lightning) can strike anyone even with less than 0.10in (0.25in) of rain.
According to CAL FIRE and according to the United States Forest Service (USFS), dry lightning and dry thunderstorms can be some of the most dangerous weather events during fire season, with dry lightning cloud-to-ground lightning as well as rain happens without
Science and real-life incidents have also proved that even without a visible drop of rain in the sky, lightning (‘rogue’ lightning) can strike and kill people.
For example, in 2014 a rare lightning strike struck Venice Beach in Southern California, killing one and injuring 13. But the strangest thing was that the lightning came out of nowhere, without any rain or any warning.
The weather-related circumstances in Rwanda that killed Habiaremi are not new, as at least 11 people have died (in March 2023 alone) as a result of changing weather and weather patterns that brought rain and thunderstorms across Rwanda. happened.
The principal of GS Sairwa Habiyaremi was a good student who scored high marks and was offered the job as a way of instilling in other students a passion for learning and hard work in order to be successful in life.
Residents say Habiaremi comes as a ‘robbery’ to the family which is a very poor family and it was believed that his success in life would help him support his single mother, especially when Her father had left her to find another life partner.