Landslides kill thousands, over 450 missing
Two villages of Namaaga and Bunakasala in the Bumwalukani Sub county of Buduuda are completely buried by landslides. At least 11 (eleven) villages are buried in Buduuda, resurrecting memories of August 2010 and March 2011 landslides in the same area.
According to eyewitnesses, Rachael, 29years and at least 30 homes in Mabaya Village in Buduuda and an estimated number of 300 men, children and women were last night buried.
‘At 2:00pm, i heard the ground trembling, following the rumbling of heavy soils and stones finally covered our home’ Rachael said.
According to the village chairman LC iii of Bunamulembwa Ernest,and the chairman LCi, Peter an estimated number of 100(one hundred) households have been left homeless and over 150 people up now can't be accounted for.
The Uganda Red Cross has now sent a team of volunteers to assess the situation and establish the actual number of people who have been affected.
The government has also promised to take part in assisting the affected people. The minister of state for relief, Disaster preparedness and refugee, Hon. Ecweru is now traveling to the affected area.
In March 2010, Landslides affected the entire area of Nametsi Village when over 300 people were reportedly feared dead and the government had to relocate the survivors to Kiryandongo.
Several alarms have been given to those living around mountain Elegon slopes but residents have remained adamant!