5 July 2012

Uganda: Two More Bodies Found in Bududa Landslide Rubble

Rescue workers have recovered two more bodies buried in the mud after a landslide roared down rain-saturated hills and engulfed homes in Bududa two weeks ago, local authorities said.

This brings to four the number of bodies pulled out of the lanslide rubble however many people remain missing.

District chairman John Baptist Nambeshe told New Vision online that the body of Patrick Bwaya's body who has been a lay reader at Bumasata Church of Uganda together with that of his wife Jessica Bwaya were found under the ruins of their destroyed house as excavators intensified a search for landslide victims.

Nambeshe said the deceased couple left behind six orphans who were at school at the time when the landslide struck their home.

He said there was however, commotion when relatives of Jessica attempted to carry away her body to Buwali sub-county for burial but a timely intervention by the Police allowed the body to be buried in Bumwalukani village near the landslide scene.

Nambeshe said the six orphans who are now homeless are being living at Arlington Academy premises from they are being assisted by Red Cross and other sympathisers.

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