2 Die in Kampala Floods

At least two people died in Friday afternoon’s heavy downpour in Kampala.

The Police retrieved two bodies from the Nakivubo Channel near the Clock tower. 

One of the bodies was of a 12-year-old girl, Alyera Namazzi who was swept by flood waters from Nsambya Kitooro in Makindye division.

According to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, preliminary findings show that Namazzi was playing with her friends during the rain when their ball fell in a trench.

“She tried to remove the ball, but the water overpowered her and swept her away,” Onyango said.  

According to polices, her body was swept up to Clock Tower, where a boda-boda rider saw it and informed the police near Shoprite in Kampala.

 Police retrieved the body but while still at the scene, another body of a male adult yet to be identified appeared. 

In May this year,  56-year-old Cissy Namukasa, a market vendor, drowned in Nakawa drainage channel during a heavy downpour. Footage from the security cameras showed Namukasa falling in a trench and being washed away towards Industrial area by fast running water, as her body disappeared until today.      

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