Uganda: Five dead, 3 injured in Friday floods

By Petride Mudoola and Andrew Ssenyonga

FIVE people died and three others sustained injuries in two Kampala surburbs when their houses collapsed due to the heavy rains that hit the city on Thursday night.

Annette Nabwire, 32 and her two children, Namakoyo, 2 and Wenger, 5 of Kibuli-Kitoro zone and Cosma Rwamahe, a trailer driver and his daughter, Zaina Kassim, of Kisugu, Namuwongo, died after their houses were destroyed by the rain.

The Kabalagala Police commander, Wesley Nganizi, confirmed the incidents, adding that the bodies were taken to the City Mortuary.

Nganizi noted that the house in Kibuli-Kitoro was too old to survive the heavy rains while residents attributed the tragedy to poor urban planning within the city. Other injured people were rushed to Mulago.