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15 bodies retrieved from Kasese landslides


15 bodies retrieved from Kasese landslides

The Uganda Red Cross Society says its personnel have retrieved 15 dead bodies from the landslide-affected areas.

The majority of the deceased are mothers and children. Scores have also been injured after mudslides hit Kasika Trading Centre, Rukoki Sub County in Kasese district. 

The mudslides occurred at around 2:30 am on Wednesday. Red Cross response action teams have been working with police, local authorities and community responders to offer rescue services  

It is being reported that at least 20 houses and several hectares of crop gardens were also washed away. The residents and police are still digging through the rubble to retrieve more bodies.

“We received a landslide alert that came in at around 4:00 AM from Kasese, Rukoki Sub-County, Kasika Village. A few households are feared buried and some people are said to be missing. We dispatched a response team to support the affected families,” says Red Cross.

Those who were injured have been rushed to St. Paul’s Hospital Kasese.

Residents watch as excavator digs the soil to find bodies of the deceased

According to Biira Kigama the District LCV Councilor Rukoki, and Mbungha Sub Counties, several community roads have been cut off.
Eliphazi Muhindi, the LCV Chairperson Kasese says they are making an assessment of the situation.

By 11 am, Asp Tumushime Nelson PRO Rwenzori East Region confirmed the reports.

“15 people have been confirmed dead, 07 admitted, household items lost, 03 still missing in the heavy downpour that occurred last night, this occurred at Kasika Lc1, Kigora 1 Parish, Rukoki Sub-county in Kasese District, Details to follow,” says Asp Tumushime.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter;

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