By John B. Thawite & John Nzinjah
A family in Kasese has been left childless after their three children were buried alive by a mudslide in Kabukero village, Mahango Sub County, Kasese district.
According to the Mahango LC 3 chairman, Stephen Muthekengwa, the tragic incident occurred at the home of one Mbaju Bisusi at about 7:30pm.
The bodies of the children had by Thursday evening been removed after residents dug deep into the rubble for hours.
The children, identified only as Masika, 5 and her sisters Biira and Kabugho, were trapped in the house during the evening down pour when the mudslide occurred.
Their parents were reportedly away at the time of the incident, only to be informed that their only three children were being buried alive under the wet, rolling earth.
This is the third time children are killed by mudslides in Mahango sub-county as result of heavy down pour.
In 2012 four people were killed while in 2011 five children perished under similar circumstances.
Communication along the Kasese-Kilembe road was paralysed for several hours when heavy mudslides, mixed with boulders, broke downhill, blocking the road.
By Thursday afternoon, Terrain Construction Company were still clearing the sections of the road.
Several gardens of food and cash crops, including bananas, were destroyed in the mudslides, spelling looming famine.