By Keefa Nuwahereza
As the second rainy season starts, several parts of the country, Kampala inclusive, are getting flooded and people are losing their lives.
The Uganda Police have warned Ugandans all over the country to avoid walking or playing in rain and report incidents of any rain-related accidents.
So far, the police have registered to two deaths caused by floods in parts of Kampala, which occurred on Thursday following heavy rains.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the Police recovered two bodies along Nakivubo Channel at Clock Tower near Total fuel station after a heavy downpour.
The two bodies were carried by flood water from different places.
The first body to be retrieved is of female juvenile aged 12 years, identified as Namazzi Alyera, a resident of Nsambya Kitooro, Makindye Division, Kampala Capital City.
Onyango said that; “It’s alleged that Namazzi was playing with her friends during the rain and their ball fell in the trench. She tried to remove the ball, but the water overpowered her and swept her away.
Her body was swept up to Clock Tower, where a boda boda rider saw it and informed the police. Police went and retrieved the body.”
He added that; “While still carrying on their work, another body appeared and it was also removed.
The body was not identified but it is of a male adult.
We appeal to members of the public to be very cautious during this rainy season.”
The Police have since warned all Ugandans to be careful whenever it is raining to avoid walking in running water or attempting to cross flooded roads without any help.
They also advised people living in places that are prone to flooding or landslides to consider relocating from such areas for their own safety.
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