By Wetondo Denis Julius
Two family members have been confirmed dead after their living house collapsed on them on the night of Monday 26th April 2021 during a heavy downpour.
The tragic incident took place in Lwajusi village, Lwajusi Sub County in Manafwa district.
According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, the family members were identified as Janet Akong aged 20 carrying a pregnancy of six months and the son aged 2 years.
Taitika says that the two were discovered the following morning by residents with the help of a police after digging into the mud using hand hoes.
He also urged residents to desist from staying in old houses especially during this rainy season to avoid such unfortunate occurrences.
Stephen Mugawu, the LCI chairperson of Lwajusi village said that the bodies were taken to Mbale city mortuary for postmortem.
He also urged his fellow residents to be careful during this rainy season by not staying in old structures which may result into death.