Fresh landslides have ravaged several villages in Bududa district, reportedly killing seven people and displacing hundreds others.
This after River Tsume which burst its banks again following a heavy Tuesday afternoon downpour which lasted about five hours in Buwali and Bukalasi sub-countries.
The Uganda Red Cross Society estimates that over 150 houses were destroyed.
According to one of the survivors, Mariam Nashuwu her eight-year-old daughter was buried by mud inside their house.
“I ran out of the house when I heard a loud noise only for mud to cover our house. Unfortunately, I failed to save my daughter,” she said.
In Bunamwamba Parish, according to a local daily, Daily Monitor, two people reportedly died after their houses were swept by gushing water in Suume village after River Tsume burst its banks.
Reports indicate that several families have been displaced.
Government last month commenced the relocation of some survivors from Bukalasi Sub County to Bunambutye in Bulambuli district.
Mr Samson Wambete, a resident of Bukobero and a local leader, said they cannot establish the exact number of people who have been killed or the number of houses destroyed.
He, however, said several people are missing, the Daily Monitor reports.
“We are in shock and helpless because apart from the lives lost, several houses, animals and crops have been washed away,” he said.
“We are here with some survivors but their stories are touching. We are trying to establish the number of dead,” he said.
Manjiya county MP in Bududa district John Nambeshe said many people sought refuge in schools and trading centers adding that the search for missing persons is on.
Last year similar landslides in the district left more than 50 people dead with hundreds displaced.
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