BUDUDA, UGANDA: Hundreds of people living in Bududa district have been left homeless after fresh landslides hit the area on Tuesday morning leaving properties like houses, crops, and animals buried in the soil.
According to Bududa District Deputy CAO, Mr. Samson Natsami, the landslides affected several villages in Bushika sub-county triggered by the heavy rains that pounded the area last night.
Natsami urged the people living in disaster-prone areas in the district to vacate those areas as more cracks are still existing and yet the rainy season is still on.
He added that no fatality had been reported so far as several people fled their homes on Monday evening following signs of cracks near their houses.
The development comes barely a week after the recent floods that hit Mbale City leaving 26 people dead so far with hundreds still homeless.
Landslides are common in these areas during rainy seasons. In October 2018, over 20 people were killed in landslides.
On March 1, 2010, the landslides that occurred in the Bududa district in eastern Uganda claimed lives of at least 100 people with only 94 bodies recovered from the soil.
Early last month, the Bududa Woman Member of Parliament Agnes Nandutu called for immediate temporary relocation of people in risky areas as they wait for government’s permanent relocation plan where people will be resettled in safe areas in an urbanization format.
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