Fresh landslides caused by heavy rainfall in Mt Elgon region have buried 30 houses and displaced over 200 residents in different sub-counties of Manafwa district.
The multiple landslides occurred on Wednesday evening following heavy rains that started at 9am in the morning,leaving 5 villages of Bunashirewe,Buwafula,Bunamungoma A,Bunamungoma B and Soobi in the sub counties of Kaato,Bunabutsale and Weswa sub counties in Bubulo west county,affected.
Stephen Nawangala,one of the affected residents and a village chairperson of Bunashirwe village,said the disaster left houses,several acres of gardens,livestock destroyed.
He said by the time the incident happened most of the people had left their homes and gone to work in their gardens in the evening and children were out playing in their neighborhoods.
The fresh landslides have left about 200 residents displaced.
John Musila,LCV chairperson said the district leadership is investigating to establish if there were lives lost.
He urged affected residents to seek refuge in safer places including nearby churches,schools and trading center as they wait for government help.