Museveni To Address Nation Amidst Escalating Number Of Mbale Flood Deaths

Museveni To Address Nation Amidst Escalating Number Of Mbale Flood Deaths

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By Spy Uganda

HE.Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has confirmed via his twitter handle that he will be addressing the nation on Friday, 5th August 2022, via all TV and radio stations country wide at 8pm.

Museveni’s address comes amidst a somber mood in Eastern Uganda after deadly flash floods hit Mbale City on Saturday evening leaving dozens dead and property worth billions destroyed.

According to Police, the death toll of victims has increased to 20 people and ten more bodies have been recovered this morning from River Nabuyonga in Mbale City Industrial Division.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says the 10 were traveling in a super custom, which plunged into the river.

”Police and residents have teamed up to retrieve the super custom from the river. The efforts have taken longer due to the lack of equipment. Currently, the police and residents are using ropes to pull the vehicle from the river,” says Enanga.

Unconfirmed reports show that the deceased were heading to Kabwangasi sub-county in Butebo district from Kampala for an introduction ceremony.

Musa Mutiwa, one of those who helped to retrieve the bodies, said that they had managed to pull out 8 bodies.

The Mbale City Resident Commissioner, Ahamda Washaki on Sunday told the Prime Minister there are fears that many more people could have died from the floods and are their bodies still in the water. He said that there is a need to deploy the Police Marine Unit to search for the missing bodies.

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