Tuesday, a village in Uganda close to the border of Congo, received an unusual amount of rain. Early on Wednesday, the village was devastated by a strong landslide that caused 15 people their lives, mostly including children and women. Multiple homes were destroyed and severe destruction was witnessed.
Few people were rescued and brought to emergency facilities. The village is vulnerable to landslides as it is directly situated under the Rwenzori mountain range. The village was situated in Kasese district and had been receiving heavy rains, as much of Uganda had over two months after an excruciating drought, which caused the incident. 24 were the victims of heavy floods in eastern Uganda as well. In 2020, four people died of flooding in Uganda.
At least 65,000 people left their homes as floods relentlessly forced them out of many districts.