UPDATE: Bududa mudslides kill 25, over 400 missing

UPDATE: Bududa mudslides kill 25, over 400 missing
Twenty five people have been confirmed dead while an unknown number is feared dead after devastating mudslides swept villages in Bakalasi Sub County in Bududa District

Twenty five people have been killed after mudslides swept four sub-counties in Bududa District.  The sub-counties include Bukalasi, Buwali, Nalwanga, and Bubiida.

Our reporter who visited the affected sub-counties counted 25 bodies.

Over 400 people from the villages of Suume, Nyekhe, Malila, Lwanda, Nanyinza are believed to be missing.

Over 200 pupils of Shiteteyi Primary School are also missing after the mudslides swept part of their school located at Maludu trading center.

According to James Kiumi, a resident of Suume village, the heavy rains that started at 11 am lasted for four hours.

Jonathan Musene, the LCI Chairperson Suume village says the mudslides have displaced more than 1,500 people. He also says all the roads have been cut off and bridges swept away by mudslides.

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