Authorities calling for the closure of a school in anticipation of land slides.

By Samuel Ssebuliba 

Authorities in Sironko district are calling for the immediate closure of a primary school in Masaba subcounty in anticipation of land slides.

The development comes seven people are still missing following massive landslides that hit the area on Monday last week and destroyed over 40 homesteads.

The Sironko Resident District Commissioner, Moses Kigai says he has ordered the closure of Bufupa Primary School after discovering that most of the structures have developed cracks.

In 2010, landslides flattened villages in Nametsi Parish, burying an estimated 350 residents.

In 2011 a mudslide in Bulambuli killed about 28 people.

While in March 2012, mudslides killed six people in Sironko district and in June 2012, another mudslide buried 18 people in Bududa District.