Uganda Red Cross reports that at least 7 people have died in a landslide in Western Uganda.
The landslide buried a house in Karungu Sub-county, Buhweju District late on 18 February, 2021. Local media later reported the number of fatalities as 8, including several children.
According to Uganda Red Cross, the landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall during a thunderstorm and heavy rain. Two survivors were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Red Cross teams and disaster officials have been deployed to the affected area.
7 people perished in a house in Buhweju, Karungu Subcounty, Kyesika Village last evening.
A heavy thunderstom accelerated by heavy rains hit their house and it collapsed in. 2 surviors reffered to Buzibwera HCIV. Redcross teams with Bushenyi DDMC on ground. pic.twitter.com/yXEEdhXi5s
— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) February 19, 2021
— Urban Television (@UrbanTVUganda) February 19, 2021
— BBS TEREFAYINA (@bbstvug) February 19, 2021