20 Trapped in Bulambuli Landslide

One casualty has been found, and 19 others are still missing. Many have evacuated without proper food and shelter

20 Trapped in Bulambuli Landslide' photo

ACTNews, BULAMBULI - Twenty people were trapped in a landslide that hit Bulambuli District, Uganda, on Thursday (8/29). One casualty was found after four days trapped in the debris, as reported by the Daily Monitor on Sunday (9/1) ago. In the report also mentioned, there are probably 19 victims who have not been found.

Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) team - Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) said that around 75 houses were trapped, and at least 145 people were killed. "ACT partners in Uganda reported that the victims of the landslides need food and clothing," said Said, Wednesday (8/4).

Heavy rains had caused landslides in a number of areas in Bulambuli District. Five people from Gibeyi Village, Bulago, Bulambuli District. A landslide hit Bulago trade center last Thursday (8/29).

John Maleza Magomu, the Bulago Sub county LC3 Vice Chairperson, there are still 19 missing people, and the search is still ongoing.  “The search is still on for the other missing people but we are challenged by the technology we are using. We are using hoes to dig into the soils, which has slowed the process,” Maleza said, Sunday (9/1).

To ease the victims, the Ugandan government still needs psychosocial assistance for the survivors. []

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