Mbale floods death toll rises to 24, scores still missing

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NEWS-The number of people who have been killed by Mbale flash floods toll to 24 and scores still missing after Nabuyonga and Namatala rivers burst their banks on Saturday following heavy down pour.

According to the Uganda Red Cross, another 14 bodies have been recovered.

“11 other bodies have been retrieved today from Nabiyonga river in Mbale district. Three bodies have been recovered in the Kapchorwa district. So today 14 bodies have been recovered which means the total number of people who have died since Saturday is 24,” said Red Cross in a statement.

Ritah Nakasita, the Red Cross spokesperson told our reporter that 1,152 households had been affected in the two districts of Mbale and Kapchorwa adding that those displaced by floods are now camping in school buildings and other government buildings.