Kasese Disaster: 432 Families Stranded


help geneva;”>It says the floods were caused by a heavy down pour that led to River Nyamwamba banks bursting.

Header advertisement

physician geneva;”>

website geneva;”>“Four people died in Kanyaruboga cell, Bulembia division when their houses collapsed on them after heavy floods hit the area,” part of the statement read in part.

“Uganda Red Cross Society team from Kasese branch conducted a rapid assessment to assess the situation. The Red Cross Action Teams are continuing to conduct a detailed assessment to establish the actual number of people affected and immediate needs.”

Kasese Branch Manager Habai Everest identified Bulembia and Nyakasanja divisions as the most affected.

The rapid assessments indicate about 432 families affected although this is to be confirmed in a URCS detailed assessment that is on-going.

URCS and OPM plan a joint response of the affected victims.

Reports from Kasese Branch indicate that upper part of Bulemia division is still flooded and inaccessible while in the lower part of Nyamwamba Division, water is now flowing.

Authorities said at least four people were killed in the disaster. 300 UPDF soldiers have since been dispatched to save lives and support rescue efforts.

Health experts warned the area is on the brink of being hit by a health hazard.


Header advertisement
To Top