Mudslides Bury 3 Children In Kasese

At least three children were buried by a mudslide that struck Kabukero village, Mahango sub-county in Kasese district on Wednesday evening.

Mudslides have Buried 3 Children In Kasese District
Mudslides have Buried 3 Children In Kasese District

The chairman LC 3 Stephen Muthekengwa said that the tragic incident occurred at the home of Mbaju Bisusi at about 7:30pm.

Muthekengwa said that the residents are busy digging deep in the rubble to find the children that were trapped in the house during the evening down pour.

There is no hope to find any of the three children alive.

This is the third time children are killed by mudslides in Mahango sub-county as result of heavy down pour.

On May 18 2012, four people were killed when mudslides buried their houses during a heavy down pour. Three of the children were from the home of Firidina Kyamukagha in Butalimuli village while the third was from Kabukero village.

On October 8, 2011 five children in the home of Mulemba Kambale perished when their house was swept away by landslides in Mahango village.

Environmental experts have linked the different incidents to poor human activities that have left the land bare in the hilly sub-county that lies on the lower slopes of Mount Rwenzori.

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