Floods kill 3 children in Kasese

Flash floods have claimed the lives of three minors in Kasese town.

The Mayor Kasese Municipality, Godfrey Kabbyanga, says the flash floods swept Katodoba in Nyakabingo ward and Kidodo in Railway ward on Monday evening following heavy rains on the hills overlooking Kasese town and by Monday evening, residents hand only managed to identify one of the three minors.

Kabbyanga says the running waters swept the children from Katodoba for close to two kilometers before dumping them in Kidodo cell near Queen Elizabeth National park.

The bodies of the minors are lying at Kasese Municipal health center for postmortem and identification by their relatives.

Kabbyanga says they are also yet to establish the number of households affected by the floods. According to Kabbyanga, they have reported the incident to Kasese District Disaster Committee to dispatch a team to assess the damage before for possible intervention by Office of the Prime Minister and Humanitarian agencies to support the affected families.


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