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Floods destroy property in Ntoroko

Residents are calling for immediate help because of the adverse effects of the floods

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kanara Town Council in Ntoroko district are counting losses after floods ravaged the area.

The floods which started on Saturday following a rainstorm, destroyed homes, schools and killed several animals. 

Hannifah Kabahweza, one of the affected residents, says that the floods killed 20 of her ducks and also destroyed their home.

Omuhereza Kemigisa adds that her seven hens and 13 chicks were not spared by the floods.

Christine Thembo, the Director Bright Future Nurturing Primary School says that the school’s rooftop was blown off by the rainstorm and the floods have now weakened the walls.

The floods affected 231 pupils from P.1 to P.7 who were sent home.

Hussein Ndubira, a father of four, is particularly concerned by the poor state of his house, saying that he is contemplating about sleeping outside because it is likely to collapse any time.

On his part, the Kanara Town Council LC III chairperson, David Okor, says that the floods destroyed 25 houses and one church, killed two cows.

However, he discloses that his efforts to reach the district authorities for a way forward have not yielded any results and is now stuck.   

But Timothy Kyamanywa, the Ntoroko District LCV chairman says that they have already learned about the disaster and are in contact with the central government for relief aid.

According to the residents, this has been the first time for the area to be hit by such kind of floods.

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