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Landslides hit Bududa district, 300 left homeless

Landslide in Bududa

Landslide in Bududa

A landslide has hit Bududa district in eastern Uganda, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

Houses, farmlands and even animals have all been buried. Milton Kamoti, the Bududa district LC V chairperson said that at least 50 households have been damaged and over 300 hundred people are affected.

According to Samson Natsamwa, the deputy chief administrative officer of Bududa district, the landslide hit Bushika sub-county, Bufutsa parish in villages of Sihamosi Bunasa, Bukitongo, Nangwe, Namasa, Kitongo, Buhamusi and Naposhi today afternoon following rains that pounded the area since last night.

Thankfully, no life has been lost because people were evacuated from their homes yesterday following the appearance of a crack. The landslide has therefore been expected and no single person has been reported dead or missing.

Natsamwe also said the government urged people living in disaster-prone areas in the district to vacate those areas. This has come after over 26 people were killed by floods that hit Bugisu sub region over the weekend.

Milton Kamoti, the Bududa district LC V chairperson said that at least 50 households have been damaged and over 300 hundred people are affected. Bududa is prone to landslides during the rainy season. In March 2010 over 100 people were killed by the landslides that swept through villages in the district.

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