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Heavy Rains Devastating Bugishu sub region

As heavy rains continue to pour in Bugishu sub region many locals living the mountains have started losing lives in the process of the landslides and the rolling stones.

Last night after a heavy down pour in Bubyangu sub county in Mbale district rolling stones hit a house of 5 and left a 6 year of boy dead and the rest of the families members injured and are in hospital.

The incident happened at around 7pm when the family was having super is, when they had rolling stones come towards their house little did they know that the stone would end up in their house.

The locals we spoke too like Lukeman Wandada and friends say that the rains are too much and they live in fear now days.

Some locals in area are requesting government to help and relocate them to a safer place because as rains go on they don’t know what can happen to them.

The chairman LC1 of Nabutere village Mr. Hussein Gidudu were the incident happened said that most of his village people run for their lives whenever it threatens to rain .

The red cross Mbale branch had reached the ground and through their branch manger Mr. Mutweka Ayub said that over 40 homes were affected but they are yet to know the real number of the affected people.

Meanwhile the officer in charge of disaster preparedness in the office of the prime minister Mr. Solomon Elungat said that though people may report to them most of the disasters in their area but they play very little role, but rather they should use the red cross or police first or the district near by.

He however said the OPM is fully ready with food and other items to help those in such problems as other things are done by other responsible government sectors.

 

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