Death Toll of Bundibugyo landslide now at 12

By Gloria Nakiyimba
The death toll of people killed in the landslides in Bundibugyo has increased to from seven to 12.
The landslides were triggered by today’s heavy down pour which left communities in the district flooded.
 Irene Nakasiita the Uganda Red cross  Public Relations and communications coordinator  has listed  Kyamukubwe, Bumadu and Buhundu in  Bukonjo and Bundibugyo town councils as the most affected areas.
 “We are not so sure how many are still buried in the mud, but at least what we have been able to retrieve are 12 bodies” she said.
She has told Capital radio that floods also destroyed crop gardens, and houses leaving many people displaced.
The floods washed away a water plant that has been supplying internally displaced people at the Bubukanga camp with water.  The camp is housing hundreds of people who were displaced during the civil strife following the post election violence in Bundibugyo.
Uganda Red cross action team is on ground working hand and glove with Uganda police to retrieve the bodies
“So far the assessment is still going on , and we believe by tomorrow, we will have a lot more unveiling, because there are many gardens that are destroyed, there are many houses that are down, destroyed”   Nakasiita  averred.