At least 13 dead in Uganda flooding

Rainstorms in western Uganda caused flooding that swamped houses, killing at least 13 people including two babies, police reported on Wednesday.

Rubanda district police commander Ramathan Tai said officers in the rural town of Nfasha recovered seven bodies during a heavy rainstorm Tuesday night and found six more the following day.

“There are reports of some people missing, but we are yet to establish the number as some homes were washed away during the rainstorm,” Tai said. “The bodies so far recovered include two babies, three women and eight men whom we suspect were in houses when the storm hit,” he said.

Rubanda and neighboring districts in western Uganda have been hit with heavy rainstorms over the last week.
Local media reported the death of two infants after floodwaters inundated a hospital in nearby Rukungiri district last week.

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