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Kasese Floods: Police Rescue Two Pregnant Women from Mudslides; 5 Still Missing

Police and Uganda Red Cross society have rescued two pregnant women who got stuck in heavy mudslides caused by floods which ravaged the western district of Kasese.

This was revealed in a statement by deputy spokesperson ACP Polly Namaye on Saturday afternoon.

In the operation, Namaye said teams managed to get out two pregnant women one identified as Martha Muhindo of Isango village in Kitholhu and another yet to be identified.

According to Police, the two were rushed to Bwera hospital where Martha later delivered a baby girl.

In the Friday mission, Police added that another man identified Monday Zephanous aged 32 years was also rescued with serious injuries and rushed to Ikobero heath center for treatment.

Namaye further said the law enforcement body is still on ground to recover, rescue and offer help to the affected victims.

“Uganda Police Force working jointly with civil society organizations and other security agencies have teamed up in a mission to rescue and offer relief to victims of mudslides and floods due to the increasing volumes of water in river Thako and river Lubiriha in Bwera in Kasese district.” She said

Earlier this week, 6 people were reported missing including four (4) members of one family whose house was washed away by the mudslides.

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Amongst them, five people have not been recovered but only one body has been found

Those still missing have been identified as: Kabugho Evangiline, Masika Lawrentina, Masika Agnes, Muzumbo Yubu and Mbusa Kyakere

The one whose body was recovered yesterday has been identified as Biira Ferestus  of Bughabirwa in Kitholhu Sub county.

These were reportedly swept away on Wednesday night by debris caused by the heavy down power that broke the banks of river Ihubiriha hence sweeping away a bridge connecting Uganda and DRC at Mpondwe border.

 

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