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Bududa Rescue efforts frustrated

Local authorities in Bududa district say efforts to search for survivors of Monday’s mudslides are being hampered by the lack of excavators. Government had promised to send excavators and other essential equipment by yesterday but these are yet to be delivered. The area LC5 chairman John Baptist Nembeshe says soldiers and police officers are using …

Over 3000 people at risk in Bududa

An estimated 3312 people in Bududa district remain at risk of suffering landslides. The Uganda Red Cross Society says the said people are residing in areas close to the scene of Monday’s disaster that claimed the lives of at least 30 people, while over one hundred others remain missing. The Assistant Director Disaster Management Kevin …

Doctors face trial over patient’s death

A doctor has today been charged before Buganda Road court over the death of patient during surgery. Dr. Christopher Kirunda, an anesthetist who has been remanded to Luzira Prison is jointly charged with Dr. Ssali Tamale and Dr. Rafique Parker. Dr. Kirunda appeared before Chief Magistrate Sylivia Nabaggala in response to summons issued against him …

School fire claims 5 lives

2 people have been arrested over the fire that gutted dormitories at St. Leo’s Junior Academy in Nyendo, with at least 5 pupils feared dead. The fire whose cause is still unknown broke out at about 4.00am this morning and burnt down 2 domitories. Those arrested include the Head teacher Elly Kiyingi and the school’s …

Frantic rescue efforts on in Bududa

The Uganda Red Cross Society says efforts to recover bodies believed to have been buried by mud and heavy boulders in Buduuda district are still futile due to lack of equipment. An estimated 400 people still feared unaccounted for, following a series of devastating landslides that buried two villages of Namaaga and Bunakasala in parts …