President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has sent a condolence message to the Bududa landslide victims.
I have received the sad news of landslides wreaking havoc in Bududa District, killing a yet-to-be specified number of residents.” He stated
President added that the government has dispatched rescue teams to the affected areas thereby urging the residents to cooperate with authorities to mitigate possible further danger.
He also noted that the government will look at the other options available to stop further occurrences of these disasters.
“My condolences to those who have lost their dear ones in this catastrophe to stop further occurrences of these disasters. My condolences to those who have lost their dear ones in this catastrophe.” he said.
At least 17 people have been confirmed dead in today’s landslides and mudslides that swept across five villages in Bukalasi sub-county, Bududa district.
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.
Uganda Red Cross spokesperson Irene Nakasiita said their emergency team on the ground can’t access the affected areas because it’s still very dangerous. The eastern Ugandan district, Bududa is prone to landslides.