Land­slide kills dozens

Weekend Herald - - World -

The Ugan­dan Red Cross says 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. More vic­tims were ex­pected to be dis­cov­ered when res­cue teams ac­cess all the af­fected ar­eas in the foothills of Moun­tain El­gon, in the district of Bududa. In March 2010 at least 100 peo­ple died in sim­i­lar mud­slides in Bududa. Ef­forts by the Govern­ment over the years to re­lo­cate peo­ple have not suc­ceeded.

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