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WATCH: 3 rescued at Kilembe Mines as River Nyamwamba bursts banks again

The Uganda Red Cross earlier confirmed that the South-western River had flooded cutting off Kirembe road at Namuhunga junction after a heavy downpour on Wednesday night.

KASESE, UGANDA: Three employees of Kilembe Mines Ltd in Kasese District have been rescued from the debris after River Nyamwamba burst its banks following a heavy downpour on Wednesday night, police have said.

“Officers from the police fire and rescue in Kasese have rescued three employees of Kilembe Mines Ltd after R. Nyamwamba burst its banks and water sweated them,” police said in a brief tweet on Thursday afternoon.

The police update came after Uganda Red Cross had earlier confirmed that the South-western River had flooded cutting off Kirembe road at Namuhunga junction after a heavy downpour on Wednesday night.

“We continue to monitor the situation as water is now spreading to people’s homes. We’re sharing emergency alerts for Safe timely evacuations, especially for those around Kilembe. We’ve put out alert messages via the community radios we installed in the nearby village of Kyanjuki,” said Red Cross in a tweet.

Red Cross said villages currently at risk following the river banks burst include; Nyakasanga, Kamwirikwizi, Saluti A&B, Mawa Market, Kitoro and Kisagazi.

“Our RCATs are working with local authorities, alerting the community members near the waterway especially in town to evacuate,” the response team of Red Cross said.

For several years, Kasese district has been prone to floods as a result of River Nyamwamba and others bursting their banks, leaving residents homeless and others dead.

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