At least five people are suspected to have died after massive landslides hit Bududa again following Tuesday’s heavy downpour.
The Uganda Red Cross Society publicist Irene Nakasiita said the heavy rains left a trail of destruction.
“Preliminary information coming through indicates that around 150 houses could be destroyed, 5 people suspected to be dead and around 50 missing,” said Nakasiita in a brief message to ChimpReports.
“Detailed and authentic info will be given to you after rapid assessment.”
The development comes just a year after
River Suume burst its banks due to heavy rains on 11 October 2018, triggering massive landslides in Bukalasi sub county, Bududa District, killing over 40 people.
The heavy rains uprooted trees, sweeping homes, destroying property and left many displaced and seeking shelter at churches, schools, mosques and any other buildings that were left standing.
Since May 2019, Government has been resettling the affected people to Bunambutye, Bulambuli.