Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five bridges have been swept away by floods in Bulambuli district. The floods have also ravaged crops in Bumosobo and Buwagadala sub-counties.
The bridges that include Totia, Natanyo, Kyambo, Monye, and Galusha were washed away when River Simu burst its banks after a 3 hour heavy downpour.
River Simu has burst it’s banks.
We have recieved alerts of missing persons, in Bumasobo, Simu Pondo and Butandiga Sub county in Elgon region, Bulambui district.
We will conduct further assessments when the affected area is more accessible. @PoliceUg @OPMUganda @IFRCAfrica pic.twitter.com/lrney1mJWm
— Uganda Red Cross Society (@UgandaRedCross) September 9, 2022
Charles Nangayi, the LC3 chairperson of Bumasobo sub-county says heavy rains started from the forest and suddenly, the volume of water was witnessed increasing from the lower belts.
He says the five bridges of Totia, Natanyo, Kyambo, Monye, and Galusha have all been swept.
“We are currently in a mess and we don’t know where to start from,” said Nangayi.
Michael Webaza, a teacher at Bumasobo Secondary School says that the learners and residents can’t access Buwagadala sub-county because of the destroyed bridges.
“We have school-going children who are currently stranded and they can’t cross to their homes,” Webeza said.