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Death Toll From The Floods That Ravaged Mbale Reaches 29

Bethel | 95timefm


The death toll resulting from flooding in the Elgon sub-region has increased to 29, the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has revealed.

The disaster followed heavy rains that pounded the Bugisu and Sebei regions on July 30, 2022, forcing several rivers to burst their bunks leading to flooding and landslides in Mbale, Manafwa, Bulambuli, and Kapchorwa districts.

Addressing journalists at the government-owned media center yesterday Hillary Onek, the Disaster Preparedness Minister said that the number of fatalities has risen to 29 from the 26 that were previously recorded in Mbale adding that 3 new cases were from Kapchorwa and Sironko districts respectively.

At the moment, the government in collaboration with partners like the Uganda Red Cross Society is offering relief, taking care of emergencies as well as searching, rescuing, and retrieving bodies.