On Saturday, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA dispersed an excavator to help the local people in the efforts of retrieving the bodies and have now retrieved more 4 bodies putting the number at 9.
Four more bodies of people who died in the landslides in Bududa have been recovered.
The landslides hit the villages of Naposhi and Namasa in Bushika Sub County.
Residents have since been using rudimentary tools like hoes, garden forks and
spades donated by Action Aid International to retrieve for the bodies which
they managed to retrieve 4.
On Saturday, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA dispersed an excavator to
help the local people in the efforts of retrieving the bodies and have now
retrieved more 4 bodies putting the number at 9.
Wilson Watira, the Bududa LCV Chairperson says that the situation has not
changed much from the day disaster hit the district.
He said more bodies are still under the ground covered by the debris and that
the driver of the excavator has fallen sick putting the work on a standstill.
“The operator of the excavator has fallen sick, that is why there is no work
that have gone on but the efforts by the locals are still on-going,” he said.
Watira said the people who were affected have been advised to seek refuge with
their relatives to avoid being put in camps which could result into an outbreak
Bureau Chief Elgon/Bukedi
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.