Multiple landslides caused by heavy rains left at least 5 people dead and dozens missing in Uganda's Bududa District on June 4 and 5, 2019.
The rains started around during the late afternoon hours (LT) on June 4, causing multiple landslides over the next couple of hours. The worst-affected areas are Bunamwamba North, Main and South, the Uganda Red Cross Society said.
Authorities said they retrieved 5 bodies and handed them to Bukalasi police post.
Search and rescue operations continue, although the hills and steep and it's threatening to rain again.
BUDUDA: 5 confirmed dead and bodies have been recovered. Multiple landslides reported within Bududa district, 3 serious landslides hit Buwaali Sub-County in the areas of - Bunamwamba North, Bunamwamba Main & Bunamwamba South - @UgandaRedCross pic.twitter.com/FBofbxO6Ck— UBC UGANDA (@ubctvuganda) June 5, 2019
We have retrived 2 bodies at Keija coffee shop at Namirembe guest house after heavy rains this afternoon left the coffee shop down. May their souls rest in peace. @PoliceUg @metpoliceug pic.twitter.com/6KC5MB2fkW— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) June 4, 2019
#Bududa hit by landslides again following yesterday's heavy downpour. Pictures here have been taken in Lutsakhe constituency, Bunamwaba Parish, Buwali Sub county in Bududa District. Our teams are on ground to conduct rapid assessment and this will inform our response. @opmdpm pic.twitter.com/novH1tlAXe— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) June 5, 2019
Video by @odoch_vincent streaming from #Bududa. Our search and rescue team working closely with the local @PoliceUg have retrieved 5 bodies & handed them to #Bukalasi police post. Efforts continue although the hills are steep & it is threatening to rain again. #Bududalandslides pic.twitter.com/Svje01uAew— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) June 5, 2019
Bududalandslide Update— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) June 5, 2019
5th June, 2019
Rains started yesterday (4th June, 2019) at 8:30pm.
There are multiple landslides reported within Bududa. H/ver, our team has concetrated in the worst hit areas of- Bunamwamba North, Main & South.
5 comfirmed, search & rescue continues. pic.twitter.com/U5Yv8Hr4Dh
Featured image credit: Uganda Red Cross Society