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少なくとも 24 dead after intense flooding hits eastern Uganda

少なくとも 24 dead after intense flooding hits eastern Uganda
Floods in Uganda over the weekend have killed at least two dozen people after massive rainstorms hit the country.

Floodsウガンダ over the weekend have killed at least two dozen people after massive rainstorms hit the country.

The disaster was concentrated around the city of Mbale, home to nearly 100,000 人, as well as other corners of eastern Uganda.

A spokesperson for the Ugandan Red Cross told ロイター それ 21 bodies have been retrieved in Mbale, with three more from the nearby region of Kapchorwa.

Photos from Agence France-Presse show people trying to pull flood victims out of a minibus in the Nabuyonga River in the Mbale region. The victims were reportedly partygoers who became trapped in the vehicle as the floods hit.

加えて, より多い 5,600 people were displaced and 400,000 people were lacking clean water in the wake of the disaster, レポート 保護者. Three medical centres in Mbale have also been damaged, the paper reports.

The floods come after an extensive drought has plagued parts of the country.

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Reuters contributed to this report