Mbale Landslide Kills One and injures another
One person has been confirmed dead and another seriously injured in Wanale Sub County Mbale district following deadly mudslides that hit the area on Sunday.
Mabongo Micheal, the district councillor for Wanale sub county, identified the diseased as Peace Sandra Khainza, a 15-year-old pupil of Hilltop primary school in Wanale Sub County. The injured is Mafabi Moses, aged 35, who is currently admitted at Wanale Health Centre III.
Mabonga said Khainza died after a rock fell on her as she was coming back from the garden where she had gone to collect firewood at the hilly Bukhatoko village, Bubetsye Parish, Wanale Sub County. He pointed out that several warnings have been issued to those living on the Mt. Elgon slopes but residents largely remained unbothered.
Francis Chemusto, the Elgon regional police commander, confirmed the incident saying the deceased was in the company of her parents who escaped narrowly following a heavy down pour that triggered the mudslide.