Six bridges have been destroyed by heavy floods – the third of this kind in less than two weeks – in Bundibugyo District.
The most affected areas are Nyahuka Town Council, Kisuba, Busaru, Kirumya, Ngamba and Mabere sub-counties where hundreds of families have been displaced.
Property and crops have also been destroyed while transport is paralysed in these areas that are prone to floods and landslides.
According to local media, River Chabbi in Nyahuka Town Council burst its banks, washing away the bridge that connects to Busaru Sub-county.
Another bridge that connects Nyahuka and Bundimulinga on Butogo Road has also been swept away by floods.
In Kisuba Sub-county, a bridge on Butogo River was also swept away as well as the newly constructed bridge that connects Mabare and Ngamba sub-counties.
The Fort Portal-Bundibugyo-Lamia road has been partially cutoff by a landslide in Mairo 6 Village near Bubukwanga Trading Centre.
The district chairperson Ronald Mutegeki, said they are working with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and aid organisations to help the affected people and restore the affected bridges, according to Daily Monitor.
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