Floods leave hundreds homeless in eastern Uganda

Residents have been left stranded as many roads are cut off. COURTESY PHOTOS

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  • Three schools in Bulambuli have also been submerged and these are Bunabwire, Buwasheba and Bulengeni primary schools

Hundreds of people have been left homeless in Butaleja and Bulambuli districts in eastern Uganda following ongoing heavy rains.
The rains that have been pounding various parts of the country almost on a daily have seen several houses collapse and many submerged in water.
According to the Uganda Red cross Society spokesperson Irene Nakasiita, an assessment conducted by the humanitarian movement shows that many houses are submerged in water and Lelesi Bridge almost washed away as many roads are cut off.
“Butaleja alone has 650 households affected. So tonight we shall have some people sleeping outside and in the neighbourhoods,” Ms Nakasiita said.

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