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Bududa residents live in fear of fresh landslides

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People in landslide prone areas of Bududa district are living in fear of fresh landslides. The scared residents are in the sub counties of Bukalasi, Bundesi, Bubiita, Mabono, Bufuma, Bushiyi and Busiriwa. Other worried residents are in Bushika, Nalwanza, Bukibokolo, Bumayoka, Bumwalukani and Nakatsi sub …

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Disasters caused UGX 563.2Bn loss in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek has said that last year disasters caused a loss of 563.23 Billion Shillings. Onek was on Thursday presenting the status of disasters in the country to Members of Parliament. Uganda has been affected by torrential …

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Landslide kills eight people in Buhweju district

Buhweju, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least eight people have been confirmed dead in Landslides that devastated Karungu sub-county in Buhweju district.  The landslides followed a heavy downpour on Thursday. The eight have been identified as, Kyogabirwe Jovita, 30, and her three children Timothy Tayebwa 12, Annah Nkarekaho, 6, and …

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Government relocates Kasese flood victims

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese District local government working with the Office of the prime minster (OPM) has temporarily resettled more than 1500 persons who were displaced by the floods and landslides to Muhokya Sub county. In May up to 1,500 people were displaced when major rivers including Nyamwamba …

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Landslides wreak havoc in Bududa district

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Landslides have destroyed crop gardens and affected over 20 homesteads in Bududa district. The affected areas include the villages of Biwawa and Nashanane in Busiriwa sub-county, Bududa district.     According to area residents, the landslides, which occurred on Saturday afternoon were caused by the heavy …

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One killed in Mbale landslides

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  One person has died and several others displaced following landslides that hit Busaano Sub County, Mbale District. Landslides hit the district on Monday after heavy rains pounded the area for more than 5 hours.  According to residents, rains started at 7:00 pm on Sunday up …

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Kilembe mines seeks UGX 3Bn to restore power supply

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilembe Mines Limited is seeking over 3 billion Shillings to restore infrastructure damaged by the breakdown of power grids hit by the recurrent floods and landslides in Kasese district. Kilembe mines in Kasese district suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on …

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Third body of Kasese mudslide victims recovered

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rescue teams have recovered the remains of a yet to be identified woman, one of the victims of mudslides in Bwera-Kitholu sub-county, Kasese district, four days after the incident. The landslides followed heavy rains that burst the banks of River Tunga and River Lhubiriha.  The …

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UNRA begins repair of damaged Kabale-Ntungamo road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has started carrying out repairs on the Kabale-Ntungamo road section that was destroyed by landslides early this month. The section of the road pavement gave way in Kaharo sub county about 18 kilometers from Kabale town on May 2nd …

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Landslides claim three, displace severalo in Kween

Kween, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Landslides have claimed the lives of three people and injured several others in Kween district. The landslides occurred in Konba Village in Kere Parish in Tuikat Sub County after Sundet and Kere Rivers burst their banks following heavy rains that pounded the area on Saturday. …

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