Two people killed in Kasese mudslides after heavy rains
Two people reported dead following torrential rains that triggered mudslides in Kyambarwa village, Mahango Sub-county in Kasese District this morning.
The deceased, Winnie Biira, 18, and Patience Kabugo, 15, died after a rock hit a house they were sleeping in. They were both primary seven candidates at Nyamisule Primary School.
Eric Marathe Muhasa, the Sub County chairperson says the girls were asleep when one side of their bedroom wall collapsed. He says this was due to pressure exerted by the heaps of mud following a heavy downpour that lasted for more than five hours.
Two other family members including their mother Misulence Bakalhania, survived narrowly as they were sleeping in another room.
Nyamutidi Baluku, a neighbor who rushed to the scene shortly after hearing an alarm says it was impossible to save the girls as they were already buried under the rubble.