At least 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.

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

A spokesperson for the Ugandan Red Cross told Reuters that 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.

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

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Reuters contributed to this report


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