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Floods Paralyse Transport in Amuru

The heavy rains which started at around 8:00 a.m. and lasted for over six hours washed away Lakang Bridge which crosses over Lakang road, one of Amuru district`s major transport and business route connecting to Adjumani and Gulu districts.
Transport and business was on Saturday paralysed in Amuru district after floods submerged the major bridge connecting Lakang Sub County and Gulu via Amuru and Lamogi Sub Counties.   

The heavy rains which started at around 8:00 a.m. and lasted for over six hours washed away Lakang Bridge which crosses over Lakang road, one of Amuru district`s major transport and business route connecting to Adjumani and Gulu districts.   

Richard Tekoma, a resident of Lakang says over thirty vehicles and several motorcycles were stuck on both sides of the road.   

Tekoma says the vehicles were loaded with merchandises destined to Otwee Trading Centre in Otwee Town Council.   

William Opiro a businessman from Lakang was going to Pabbo Town Council to purchase goods was stranded along the road for several hours.   

Other victims include Santa Akello who was travelling from Lakang to Bweyale in Masindi district but was forced to cancel her trip due to the heavy downpour.   

Grace Acan also cancelled her trip to Gulu as results of the flooded road and the submerged bridge.   

Lakang Bridge crosses over River Unyama which is the major tributary of the Nile River. Heavy rains have this year washed away other bridges in Gulu and parts of Amuru district.

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