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Hundreds displaced as Lake Victoria water levels rise again

Water levels have started to rise again on Lake Victoria shores in Masaka District, displacing hundreds of residents in the area.
So far, the most affected are residents of Namirembe Landing Site in Kyanamukaaka Sub-county where many houses are submerged in water.

Many household items and merchandise in shops have been destroyed at the landing sites in the past five days and many residents have relocated to the neighbouring village of Buyaga.

According to Mr George Kiwanuka, the landing site chairperson, those who have remained behind are at high risk of contracting water- borne diseases such as cholera since all the pit-latrines got flooded and pour human waste directly into homes.
The floods have already cut off the only road connecting to Namirembe, paralysing transport.
As a mitigation measure, some residents have started collecting soils and piling it around their houses to prevent them from being submerged.

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