The death toll in the Kasese mudslides has reached 15 people.

Six more bodies were recovered this afternoon in addition to the 9 recovered earlier in the day. Seven people were taken to different health facilities with serious injuries.

The mudslides occurred at around 2: 30 am on Wednesday morning in Kasika, Rukoki Sub County Kasese district following heavy rains. 

At least 20 houses were reduced to rubble and property of unspecified value was buried in the mud. 

  The Police medical team aided by residents is currently doing a postmortem and identifying the bodies at Kigoro primary school playground.   
Kasese District LC V chairperson Eliphazi Muhindo, says that they have already contacted the central government.

He says that through the area, MP, Gedeon Mujungi, the prime Minister Robina Nabanja, has promised to visit the area  
He adds they have also sent in equipment like graders to boost the rescue efforts.
Muhindi adds that they are requesting people staying in the area to immediately vacate and move to safe zones with the prediction of more rains.


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