In Madi Okollo District, tragic events unfolded as two lives were lost due to the relentless effects of severe flooding in the lower Nile belt. One of the casualties was a Primary Four pupil, Kubra Bako, just 14 years old.
She had ventured to a swamp with her friends to collect water after a heavy downpour. Tragically, Kubra, while attempting to fill her jerrycan, inadvertently entered deeper waters and succumbed to drowning.
Regrettably, the incident took another life when a brave fisherman named Paul Vuni, selflessly tried to rescue the young pupil. In his valiant attempt, he also lost his life, leaving the community in sorrow.
The district councillor representing Rhino Camp Town Council, Siraje Ondoga, emphasized the urgent need for caution among parents during this period of heavy rains. He strongly advised against sending children to fetch water in the swamp, recognizing the immense dangers such an endeavor poses.
The entire community mourned the loss of these two individuals, and they were laid to rest on Tuesday, November 7. This tragic incident serves as a poignant reminder of the hazards posed by severe flooding in Madi Okollo District.