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Bududa mudslide death toll reaches 60

The mudslide killed 60 people

The mudslide killed 60 people

Up to 60 bodies have so far been recovered following the mudslides that hit Bududa district last week on Thursday. The tragedy destroyed villages in the sub-counties of Buwali, Bukalasi, Nalwanga and Bubiita. 

According to Wilson Watira, the Bududa district chairperson also spokesperson disaster committee, 60 bodies have been recovered over the past one week. Heavy rains rolled big boulders through the villages of Suume, Nyekhe, Malila, Lwanda and Nanyinza killing and sweeping away an unspecified number of people. 

Watira says that some of the bodies have been handed over to the relatives for burial and the three unclaimed bodies were yesterday buried by members of the rescue team.

He also pointed out that the number of the people injured has risen from 31 to 45. Watira says that the search is still on-going to recover more bodies which could have been trapped in river Suume.

Peter Kusolo, the chairperson LC III Bukalasi sub-county that some residents who were affected by the mudslides have sought refuge in homes of their relatives or friends.

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+1 #1 Wainanchi 2018-10-19 14:22
Poor people! All Uganda is morning this huge loss of innocent lives.

Wr hope these things and tragedies will not be repeated and our Government will make due diligence to forestall similar tragedies in the future.

Human lives have no price!!! Deep condolences to the bereaved families !!?
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+1 #2 kabayekka 2018-10-19 15:06
One reckons not enough is being done as yet to sort out this environmental problem.

And if it needs fund raising a declaration all over the provinces of Uganda should be announced.

The government must accept its weakness to work on this problem and ask kindly for more international technical help through the United Nation.
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-1 #3 Akot 2018-10-19 16:35
kabayekka, agreed

Especially as this is global issue & good governance is needed to deal with it!

French organise regular come out in great number in Paris to tell the world it's urgent climate change is tackled by the world as more floods, storms, landslides hit!

US-France-England-Indonesia-Japan...have not yet recovered from continuing catastrophes!

Europe is worried as temperature remains high when it should be -10°C - they don't know what's coming next as oceans are also warming up & aggitated!
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0 #4 Akot 2018-10-21 17:27
Japan, France, Indonesia, USA, England...authorities are handling after effects of floods..., what about Uganda?

While Akot gets RED, what do victims in Bududa catastrophe get?

Will such destruction affect Museveni & if it does, will he not build another better State House for himself & family as he has his money?

Ugandans don't even remember they wanted independence from UK to be free to just live, manage their own affairs!

Now Ugandans wait for Musevni who is not there for them!

Do we still wonder why the outside world is silent about what/how Ugandns live under their master Museveni?
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