This is the second time mudslides hit the same area. In March 2010, a landslide buried a number of villages in Bududa district including Nameti, Kubewo, and Nankobe destroying a number of homes and burying over 300 people.
The tragic situation that took four hours saw Sume parish, Bukalasi sub-county in Bududa district get affected killing around 34 people and displacing Over 500 people compared to the last one in 2010.
The LC V chairman, Wilson Watila said the number of the dead is likely to go even higher as several people remain are unaccounted for. Watila said the landslide was caused after River Suume burst its banks following today’s heavy downpour.
The survivors have been admitted to Bukalasi Health Centre III, the Red Cross and the government are making sure that all the survivors are catered for. “We will distribute relief items on Sunday to the affected families as we also continue sensitizing people on effects of climate change. The rains are still continuing in Bududa and neighboring districts.” Said Irene Nakasita the spokesperson of Uganda Red Cross society.
The mission to rescue the survivors is still going on and the prayers are underway everywhere around the country.