The mudslides, which occurred yesterday at 10 pm got most of them in their houses only to see mud flowing around and within their houses forcing them to run from their homes.
Resident demolished his house to vacate to a safer place.
Residents of Bumasata and
Bumwalye parishes in Bulucheke sub-county in Bududa district have fled their homes following mudslides that hit the area on Wednesday
At least over 80 households have vacated their homes. The mudslides follow heavy rains that have continued pounding the district.
crops and trees in Nakhatore,
Bweli and Namatotoa villages in
The other affected villages are Luwobe,
Bukuna, Nakokolo, and Makunda in Bumasata and Bumeakye Parishes in Bulucheke
Mukhwana, one of the
affected residents, says that they have
decided to vacate their homes for fear of being buried by the mudslides.
Henry Masanga, the Bumasata the local council two chairperson, says that the mudslides have caused a lot of
destruction, saying they don’t have what to eat and where to go. He asked the government to come
to their rescue.
Amina Namataka, another resident says that they vacated their house on Wednesday night
leaving even the food they had prepared for supper after hearing flood water. She says that they did
not sleep for fear of their
lives. More than 600 mudslide victims are currently staying at Bumwalye
primary school as they wait for government support.
No district official has reached the victims
by the time of filing this story.