18 killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hits Uganda

18 killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hits Uganda

At least 18 people have been killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hit Uganda's Buyende and Kamuli districts late April 22, 2019.

The storm hit several villages, including Nakabembe, Kabugidho, Nfumagani, Kidera and Itamya, destroying homes and crops.

18 people are confirmed dead as of April 23, including 15 children. At least 13 were killed in Kidera sub-county of Buyende and 4 others in Kamuli.

More than 200 homes were destroyed and over 100 people injured.

In addition, the storm killed livestock, birds and other animals.

Featured image credit: NTVUganda


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