Car caught in Kampala flash floods, washed away within minutes

Saturday September 14 2019

Two people are said to have survived drowning

Two people are said to have survived drowning after the car they were travelling in plunged off the road and sunk into flash floods in Namasuba off Entebbe road. PHOTOS BY EVE MUGANGA 

By Eve Muganga

Severe weather in Kampala caused flash floods that swept away a man's car.
Two people are said to have survived drowning after the car they were travelling in plunged off the road and sunk into flash floods in Namasuba off Entebbe road.
The car was reportedly swept away in flash floods following the Saturday morning downpour.

Two people are said to have survived drowning

Two people are said to have survived drowning after the car they were travelling in plunged off the road and sunk into flash floods in Namasuba off Entebbe road. PHOTOS BY EVE MUGANGA

Areas of Namasuba and other Kampala suburbs like Bwaise are prone to flash floods whenever it rains.
The heavy rains like that of Saturday morning usually cause serious damage as homes and roads are often flooded.
Often times, some residents are seen using pumps to drain water from their compound.

Kampala Capital City Authority plans to build seven major channels to improve drainage in the city.
Mr Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Lord Mayor, in May this year said a Shs800 billion city drainage master plan had been approved.

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