Nine Killed by floods and landslides in Kisoro District

In Summary
  • Floods and land slides  swept away houses and destroyed gardens
  • Most affected areas are Nyarusiza sub county, Muramba and Bunagana near the  Uganda-Rwanda border. 
  • Eight bodies have been retrieved
Image: Uganda Red Cross

The number of people who died in floods in the South Western district of Kisoro has risen to nine.

According to Uganda Red Cross, spokesperson Irene Nakasiita, the deceased were in houses that were swept away by water and mud  flowing from Mountain Muhabura downstream Monday night in Nyarusiza sub county.

Image: Uganda Red Cross

Four of the deceased were from Kaboale and Rukeri villages while five were from Buzeyi village.

Other affected sub counties are Muramba and Bunagana near the Uganda-Rwanda border.

Image: Uganda Red Cross

So far eight bodies have been retrieved by the Red Cross team on the ground.

Due to flooding  as a result of heavy rains , a number of houses were destroyed, some are submerged and some roads have been made impassable by heavy stones, and mud.

A joint assessment is being conducted by Uganda Red Cross, UPDF, the Police, and the District Disaster Management Committee (Kisoro DDMC) led by the RDC.