By Peter Abanabasazi
A 32-year-old woman has died after being washed away by running water as a result of a heavy downpour in Kimina village, Kiruli sub-county, Masindi district.
The incident occurred during a heavy downpour on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Roselino Amongito.
James Rubanga, the area LC1 Chairperson says that Amongito was washing clothes near a stream when the incident happened.
Rubanga explains that during the heavy downpour, running water carried away some of the clothes into the stream and in the process of getting them back, Amongito fell into the stream that washed her away.
Rubanga adds that the residents who saw Amongito being swept by the water informed him and the other residents who later mounted a search for her and later found her body trapped by a tree about a kilometer from the point where she was washing from.
Rubanga added that police from Pakanyi post arrived at the scene after they had retrieved the body from the water and recorded statements before allowing the relatives to bury her body.