“Heavy rain on the slopes of Mount Muhavura on Monday sent floods, mud, boulders, and debris crashing through parts of Kisoro District, destroying homes, roads and infrastructure,” Uganda Red Cross said.
“Due to flooding situation in Kisoro, Uganda Red Cross has responded to the affected communities. 9 people confirmed dead & 8 bodies have been retrieved,” tweeted Irene Nakasiita, Uganda Red Cross spokesperson.
“4 dead are from Kabale and Rukeri villages and 5 from Buzeyi village,” the agency explained.
The affected Sub-Counties include Nyarusiza, Muramba, and Bunagana, local sources said.