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Rainfall destroys over 100 houses

24 March 2015, 16:09 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - After a long spell of drought, heavy rainfall yesterday fell in different parts of the country destroying property worth millions of shillings.

Over 100 houses and two schools were destroyed by hailstorm. At least 10 people have been admitted in different hospitals after sustaining injuries as their houses crumbled down.

The affected people claim that all their food crops have been destroyed and a good number of their domestic animals killed.

The most affected areas are Nakaseke district 70 kms south of Kampala, Iganga district 110 kms east of Kampala, Luwero district 60 kms north of Kampala and Kibale district 350 kms west of Kampala.

Sub-county chief of Kikamulo in Nakaseke district, James Sentezza said: ''It rained for over three hours and by the time it stopped, 15 houses had been destroyed.''

He appealed to the ministry of disaster preparedness to come to the affected peoples help.

An official from the ministry of disaster preparedness, Philip Otto said that they have sent teams of their staff to the affected areas.

''We will provide the affected people with medicine, food and temporary shelter,'' he said.

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