Over 350 people have been left homeless in Mbale and are currently camped at Buwanga Primary School after their houses were destroyed during heavy rains on Sunday night.
The same rains caused a landslide in Busanu subcounty Michael Mukali believed to be between forty to forty five years died after his house was completely destroyed and covered under the mud.
The Uganda Red Cross Society spokesperson Irene Nakasiita says about seven other villages were also affected due to the heavy rains.
She explained “By today, about 350 people are camped at Buwanga Primary School, where they are seeking shelter and these are families from households that were completely destroyed. So, this was caused by the rain, and actually in the landslide killed one male aged between forty to forty five years died and this was Michel Mukali the late now and his body was actually retrieved from the debris, although seven other villages are affected and our team continues to conduct the assessment there and they will be able to update us. But right now, the most affected are mothers and children ok the shelter has been catered for because apparently Buwanga Primary School is open and this is where majority of them are camping but we continue to work with the district especially to fasten the response process.”
She emphasized that government response will be implemented as soon as possible in order to rescue the depressed mothers and children from the unhealthy conditions they are exposed to while staying in the camping area.