7 dead in Sironko landslides

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A woman cries for her four children she lost in mudslide.

Seven people are reported dead in Sironko district landslides with six of the bodies still buried underneath the mudslides.

The disaster resulted from the Monday evening rain that destroyed several villages, livestock and crops.

Only one body of the deceased has been recovered. The LC1 chairperson, Francis Namoso identified the deceased as Topista Nakayenze.

Those missing are; Oliver Nabuzale, Mike Gizamba, Akimu Fungo, Edrick Wandeya, Jane Namono, and Edrin Wanyera.

The affected villages are; Namagoye, Lusabe and Lusalanje in Bufumpa parish Masaba Sub-county.

The landslide comes a day after a landslide destroyed three villages in Bulucheke Sub-county in Bududa District.

In Amuru district, the Elegu border is worsening as floods continue, according to Brian Kanaahe from Uganda Red Cross Society.

“We have made an assessment in Elegu to establish the damage caused by the floods. We haven’t given food items in Elegu yet but the 10kg are not enough in response to the floods in Elegu,” he said on Tuesday.

Kanaahe said Red Cross would prioritise and is working with government officials to make sure we create right responses from the data received.

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