8-year old girl found dead, 50 families displaced as rain pounds Iganga

The house that belonged to Ms Sylvia Namukuve which collapsed leaving one dead. PHOTOS BY YAZID YOLISIGIRA

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Mr Julius Sunday, the LC1 chairperson Buseyi central, said when the house collapsed, Ms Namukuve and one of the children managed to escape, leaving the other dead.

An eight-year-old girl has died after a house collapsed on her during heavy rains which left over 50 families in three Sub-counties in Iganga district homeless. The deceased was identified by police as Joan Mugiti, a daughter to Sylvia Namukuve, a resident of Buseyi village in Nakalama Sub-county.
The rain, which is said to have been characterised by strong winds, started at around 9pm on Monday, collapsing the house in which Ms Namukuve and her two children were staying. The rain is said to have affected the Sub-counties of Nakalama, Nawaningi and Namungale where over 50 families where left homeless after their houses were destroyed.

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