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4 dead,  one missing and 3 retrieved from R.Mubuku in Kasese

Three people were yesterday evening retrieved from river Mubuku in Katoke parish, Bugoye sub-county in Kasese district two days after drowning into the flooded river.

The three who were retrieved are Kabugho Jeness 50 years, Masika Enid 38 years, Biira Michelle 9 years and Biira Macklin 7 years that is still missing all residents of Kiryango village, Bugoye sub-county in Kasese district.

According to the LC3 chairperson of Bugoye sub-county Mr. Mulyangasu David, the four had gone to the garden earlier in the morning but met their death as they were coming back and were trapped in the middle of river Mubuku when the water levels increased.

David noted that three bodies have already been retrieved and the search for the remaining one is still on.

While speaking to Baluku Spiriano a relative to the deceased he said all the four are from their family, who include his Mother, his sister and his two nieces.

Baluku spiriano expressed his grief saying it’s a very big blow to the entire family losing four people at once.

The Lc5 chairperson for Kasese district Mr. Sibendire Bigogo says as government plans to put up local emergency bridges the residents around rivers should always be mindful of the water levels before crossing.

Bigogo believes if pedestrian bridges can be constructed on rivers, it will reduce the risk and cases of drowning arguing that most of these people are trapped in waters as they struggle to cross.

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