At least ten bodies have been recovered and some other people still missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains ravaged the western Ugandan district of Kasese, Red Cross said Wednesday.
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This comes at a time when the office of the Prime Minister which is supposed to oversee such crises is busy clearing the Nyege Nyege festival, which had yesterday been outlawed by parliament.
The Uganda Red Cross Society told reporters that a few households are feared buried in the disaster which happened in Rukoki Sub-County, Kasika village on Tuesday night.
Six people who were injured have been taken to St. Paul’s hospital.
Uganda’s western region is currently facing heavy rains which have in recent days led to landslides, causing casualties and destroying houses and crops
On Saturday, four people were reported dead in neighboring Bundibugyo district after heavy rains sparked mudslides.
Meanwhile, floods caused by heavy rains in the eastern part of the country have killed at least 24 people and displaced thousands