More heavy rain has fallen in Uganda‘s Western Region, triggering a massive landslide in Kasese District late on 06 September 2022.
Earlier this month heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Kisoro and Bundibugyo, where at least 3 people died.
Further heavy rain fell in the region from 06 September 2022, causing a landslide in Kasika village, Kigoro Parish in Rukoki Subcounty. The landslide buried homes and occupants. As many as 18 people were feared missing.
As of 07 September, Uganda Red Cross reported 15 dead bodies had been recovered from the landside. The majority of the dead are mothers and children, the Red Cross said. Six people were seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital.
Uganda Red Cross Society also reported recent heavy rain in Kisoro had caused flooding at the Nyakabande Holding Centre refugee camp.
We recieved a land slide alert that came in at around 4:00AM from Kasese, Rukoki Sub-County, Kasika Village.
A few households are feared buried and some people said to be missing.
We dispatched a response team to support the affected families.
— Uganda Red Cross Society (@UgandaRedCross) September 7, 2022
Over 10 people have been confirmed dead in kasika village, Busongora south county, kasese district, due to landslides that happened at night. effort’s to retrieve more bodies is under way. @ntvuganda @nbstv @CapitalFMUganda @AnitahAmong @Parliament_Ug @RobinahNabbanja pic.twitter.com/92LEtQi8Nq
— Vision International Actor’s (@visionactors2) September 7, 2022