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15 People Injured, Families Displaced after Heavy Downpour on Bussi island

Some of them sustained deep wounds on the head, arms and legs and were in extreme pain, bleeding and in the need of urgent medical attention. One of them, only identified as Nalongo sustained a deep cut when an iron sheet landed on her head and was also burnt by cooking oil in the ensuing scuffle.
One of the injured adults receiving treatment at the private health facility.
Fifteen people sustained injuries, as heavy winds and heavy rains blew off roofs from their houses in Kinywante village, Bussi Island on Saturday evening. Up to five families were displaced after the two-hour downpour. 

Some of them sustained deep wounds on the head, arms and legs and were in extreme pain, bleeding and in the need of urgent medical attention. One of them, only identified as Nalongo sustained a deep cut when an iron sheet landed on her head and was also burnt by cooking oil in the ensuing scuffle.  

But because of the ongoing restrictions on transport, they cannot move to the public health facilities, located about 10 kilometres away. The injured persons have been taken to Rafa Medical Centre, a private medical facility, near the island by a team from the Uganda Red Cross Society.

Donozio Mugisha, one of the residents says the rains also destroyed gardens, banana plantations and boats at the Landing Site. 

Meanwhile, Viola Nankya, whose house got destroyed but escaped unhurt, says the government needs to support the affected families to rebuild afresh or settle elsewhere. 

The local leaders have for now decided that the individuals who didn’t sustain injuries will stay temporarily at Bussi Junior School, from where neighbours are providing beddings and foodstuffs alongside supplies from Uganda Red Cross Society.