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Bodies of Nine Kisoro Running Water Victims Recovered

Stephen Serutoki, one of the residents has identified the deceased as Ivan Ngabire,2, Claudine Uwizeyimana, 30 a Rwandan national, Ntezandekura,5, Joshua Eradukunda,11, and John Nsenga.
25 Jan 2022 14:47
Locals and army at one of the areas that was ravaged by running waters in Nyarusiza sub county, Kisoro district

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The bodies of nine people swept away by running water in Nyarusiza sub-county in Kisoro district on Monday evening have been recovered. 

The five met their death when running water triggered by heavy rains swept through Koranya trading center in Buzeyi village in Rukongi parish.  

The running water also ravaged Rucantege, Rukeri Sooko, and Nyagihenge villages.  

Johns Muftimukiza alias Torch, a resident of Nyarusiza sub-county and Kisoro district male youth councilor, says that they recovered the five bodies around 5:00 AM on Tuesday morning while the six body was recovered around 10:30 AM.     

Stephen Serutoki, one of the residents has identified the deceased as Ivan Ngabire,2, Claudine Uwizeyimana, 30 a Rwandan national, Ntezandekura,5, Joshua Eradukunda,11, and John Nsenga.  

Muftimukiza says that that victim were inside their houses when the running water from Mount Muhabura.  He says efforts to find more missing persons are still ongoing.

He says that locals are being helped by Uganda Red Cross officials, police, and Uganda People’s Défense Forces (UPDF) soldiers.

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Peter Ariho, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation Kisoro branch manager, says that the running water also damaged Virunga reservoir tanks.