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Floods – Uganda: Uganda Bikers Association donates mattresses to the victims of Kasese

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KASESE — The Uganda Bikers Association (UBA) have donated 100 mattresses to the victims of the Kasese floods.

They delivered these to the Uganda RedCross Society.

Mbabazi Edgar, the President of UBA said that all members of their association are volunteers and that they don’t seek payment for their initiative.

He noted that it is in line with their core values that they decided to extend a hand in an effort to ease challenges faced by the people of Kasese.

At least eight people were feared dead yesterday after floods and mudslides hit parts of Kasese District on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Traffic between Uganda and DRC was also cut off after the main bridge was submerged by River Thaku, which separates the two countries.

River Thaku burst its banks at around 5am, forcing hundreds of residents to run for their lives. 

Six of those feared dead are residents of Bughabirwa and Kanone villages in Kiraro Parish, Kitholhu Sub-county, while the other two are soldiers who were guarding crossing points on the border.

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