Uganda floods kill nine including a child

"The child was caught up by the mudslide while running."

In Summary

• The heavy rains destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure.

• Red Cross said it was providing emergency relief for some 300 families affected by the disaster.

Uganda floods kill nine including a child
Uganda floods kill nine including a child
Image: RED CROSS UGANDA

At least nine people, including a child, have died following floods and mudslides in Kisoro district in south-western Uganda.

Eight of the bodies had been retrieved by Tuesday afternoon, the Ugandan Red Cross said.

"The ninth is a child that was caught up by the mudslide while running. So no one knows where exactly to dig," it said.

The heavy rains destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure.

On Wednesday, the Red Cross said it was providing emergency relief for some 300 families affected by the disaster.

The organisation had earlier tweeted images showing some of the damage: