At least five people are suspected to have died after mudslides hit Bududa following a heavy downpour on Idd day.
It is said the heavy downpour on Tuesday afternoon left over 150 houses washed away in which five people were confirmed dead whereas many others still missing.
The Elgon area police spokesperson, ASP Robert Tukei confirmed the deaths but said he was not sure of the exact number.
“It is true it happened and more than five people in Bukalasi and Buali sub- counties were killed,”Tukei told the Nile Post.
He however said he was still moving to the affected areas to assess the exact impact of the mudslides.
Uganda Red Cross spokesperson, Irene Nakasiita also confirmed the incident but said she too was not yet sure of the exact numbers of people and property affected.
“We are still conducting an assessment and then we will get back to you with final figures,”Nakasiita told this website.
This is the second time in less than a year in which Bukalasi sub -county has been affected by mudslides after heavy downpours.
Following a heavy downpour on October 11, mudslides hit Bukalasi Sub-County in Bududa District sweeping away an entire village, killing people and leaving several others homeless.
At least 20 people were then confirmed dead following the mudslides that swept villages.
Government has since embarked on resettling locals from Bududa to other safer areas for their own safety.