Land Slide Recovery- File Photo

By Our Reporter

Bulambuli: Few days ago we reported a story about landslides in Bulambuli that covered a family of almost 15 people, however latest developments reveal that the search has been on and so far one body has been retrieved from the debris and an estimated 20 people are still trapped under there.

The deceased has been identified Collin Maleba, a resident of Nasubu village in Busiya Parish in Bulaago Sub county. He was trapped by the landslides while trying to rescue his animals from the heavy rains.

John Maleza Magomu, the Bulago Sub county LC3 Vice Chairperson, says Maleba’s body was recovered by residents who have been digging the debris in search of their friends and relatives.

He says 19 people are still missing and the search is still ongoing. “The search is still on for the other missing people but we are challenged by the technology we are using. We are using hoes to dig into the soils, which has slowed the process,” Maleza said.

He also says that several people who have been displaced are still stuck with no shelter and food as they have not yet received any relief aid.

However, Charles Gidoi, the Bulago Sub county Chief, says they received some food relief from the Office of the Prime Minister but it hasn’t reached the sub county because of the poor roads.