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Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

Eight dead, hundreds displaced as flash floods hit Kampala

On Sunday 26th May 2019, heavy rains hit several areas of Uganda including the Capital, Kampala. A number of areas flooded, roads cut off and a lot of property was destructed. Over eight people are believed to have lost their lives in the areas of Kikajjo, Lubowa and Lufuka all located in Masajja and Bunamwaya divisions (Kampala suburbs). Over 500 households were affected. The most affected villages include;Lubowa, Lufuka,Kazinga, Wakulekana, Buzali, MasajjaKibiraB, Lwasa bridge way triangle, Kabuma,Katongo,Kikajjo, Katwe, MakindyeSsabagabo among others.

The flash floods have had a devastating effect on the lives of people, livestock, businesses, household items and has affected human settlement. Many people have been displaced while others have had to move to neighboring villages for shelter with relatives and close friends. Schools too have been affected and this has an impact on the education of children in the affected areas.

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