Three children have died following a landslide at Nyamuhuga in Kasese District in Uganda's Western Region on Wednesday 30 October 2019. The deceased have been named as Derrick Mumbere, 3, Wesley Mumbere, 10, and John Sunday Masereka, 10, who were sleeping in their grandparents house when part of a hillside collapsed onto it. A forth child, Maureen Kabugho, 7, is being treated in Kilembe Mines Hospital, where her injuries are described as critical.
A house at Nyamuhuga in Kasese Distric, Uganda, that was hit by a landslide on 30 October 2019, killing three children and injuring a fourth. The Spy.
The incident reportedly happened following several days of heavy rain in the area, associated with the bi-annual rainy season. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather events, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall.The area has two Rainy Seasons per year, with a long rainy season that runs from March to May and a short rainy season than lasts from September to December.
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