TEN DEAD, SEVERAL MISSING AS LANDSLIDES STRIKE KASESE
By Our reporter
Ten people have been confirmed dead after fresh landslides hit Kasese in the wee hours of this morning.
Irene Nakasiita, the Uganda Red Cross spokesperson,says tragedy befell homes at Kasika village, Rukoki sub county which saw several people buried by the landslide that hit at around 4am when everyone was asleep.
She attributed the landslides to heavy rains that hit the area last night.
Ten dead bodies were recovered this morning and six others referred to St.Paul’s Hospital in Kasese Municipality.
She added that several others are still missing, adding that the Uganda Red Cross response team is still on the ground working with local authorities and other responders in the community to search for the other missing persons.