Mud­slides af­ter heavy rains kill 34

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

At least 34 peo­ple have died in mud­slides trig­gered by tor­ren­tial rains in a moun­tain­ous area of east­ern Uganda that is prone to such dis­as­ters, a Red Cross of­fi­cial said on Fri­day. More vic­tims are likely to be dis­cov­ered when res­cue reams ac­cess all the af­fected ar­eas in the foothills of Moun­tain El­gon, said Red Cross spokes­woman Irene Nakasi­ita. Peo­ple were killed by boul­ders and chunks of mud rolling down hills fol­low­ing a sus­tained pe­riod of heavy rains on Thurs­day af­ter­noon in the dis­trict of Bududa, she said.

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