Bududa Mudslides: 22 Confirmed Dead, 400 Hundred Missing Including School Kids

  • by Mary Ociiti
  • October 11, 2018

22 people have been confirmed dead after mudslides swept four sub-counties in Bududa District.  The sub-counties include Bukalasi, Buwali, Nalwanga, and Bubiida.

Our reporter who visited the affected areas counted 22 bodies.

400 people from the villages of Suume, Nyekhe, Malila, Lwanda, Nanyinza are believed to be missing.

Over 200 pupils of Shiteteyi Primary School are also missing after the mudslides swept part of their school located at Maludu trading center.

According to James Kiumi, a resident of Suume village, the heavy rains that started at 11 am lasted for four hours.

Jonathan Musene, the LCI Chairperson Suume village says the mudslides have displaced more than 1,500 people. He also says all the roads have been cut off and bridges swept away by mudslides.