Health & Fitness

Floods kill UPDF officer


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

extraordinary downpour.

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.

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