A UPDF Soldier yet to be named was on Wednesday swept away by flash floods after heavy
rain fall in Moroto district.
The incident occurred at 9:pm in Lia Bridge the heart of Moroto
Municipality after the bridge bust its banks following a six -hour
Keneth Kario, an eye witness said the man marched into the runing water in effort to cross the
bridge but the force of water failed him.
George Obia, the District Police Commander –Moroto confirmed the
development saying the police received the information late in the
He said police rushed to scene but the
water was too much to launch the search.
Over the last two weeks, Karamoja region has been receiving heavy
rainfall after eight month of drought that had created fears among the
pastoralists over lack of pasture and grass.