Floods Kill UPDF Soldier in Bundibugyo

Three other soldiers were rescued with injries by a team from UPDF counter parts from DRC and the local communities.
Officer that headed the rescue team after the flooods

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Floods in Bundibugyo District have killed a UPDF soldier and displaced more than 20 families after River Lamia burst its banks.

The floods that began at 3 am on Thursday hit Busunga Town council that borders Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.

Captain Edwin Mawanda, the Spokesperson of Mountain Division Brigade says that floods hit the area when the soldiers were on foot patrol.

Mawanda who declined to reveal the identity of the soldier, says that they yet to recover the body.

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The floods also affected LamiaI, II, and Central, Katoke, Kisenyi in Bundibugyo.

Isaac Fred Kakwangwa the Lamia town council Mayor says that the floods also millions of properties and crops. He says that there are fears that the rains could continue in the area.

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Richard Baguma a resident of Lamia I says his family of six has been displaced after their house was flooded. He appeals to the government to offer them relief.

The Red Cross Spokesperson, Irene Nakasiita says that they are teaming up with district leaders to assess the situation and provide relief to the flood victims.

"We are trying to get tents for those who are displaced” Nakasiita. 

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