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TEN CONFIRMED DEAD IN KASESE LANDSLIDES

The incident happened at around 4am in Kasika village, Rukoki Sub County when everyone was asleep.

By Our Reporter

KASESE: Ten people have been confirmed dead after fresh landslides hit Kasese in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at around 4am in Kasika village, Rukoki Sub County when everyone was asleep.

According to the Uganda Red Cross spokesperson, Irene Nakasiita, eight dead bodies were recovered this morning and six others referred to St.Paul’s Hospital in Kasese Municipality whileas 18 people were reportedly missing.

She also added that several others are still missing. ‘’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,’’ she added.

Nakasiita warned that such disasters might be on the increase this month due to the expected heavy rains around the country.

She said they have in the past issued an early warning that a number of areas including Kasese are at risk of landslides due to heavy rains.

“We continue to do community sensitization and rescuing in case of any emergencies or disasters recorded in any part of the country.

We shall keep you updated on any development…..

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