Landslides Kill 29 People In Uganda

The people of Uganda are in mourning after a recent landslides killed 29 people, including six children in the eastern district of Uganda. The Ugandan authorities said 19 of the casualties of the deadly landslides had already been recovered by authorities.

The Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru revealed 22 houses were alos buried in the natural disaster that hit their country. In the initial disaster investigation, the landsl ides was triggered by heavy rains in Mabono village in the Bulambuli district, 167 miles (267 kilometers) east of Kampala.

Landslides is quite common in Uganda, as 300 people were also reported dead when it hit Bududa district in the eastern district of Uganda in 2010.
Uganda is considered as the “Pearl of Africa”. The African country is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.