Dozens dead in Uganda af­ter river over­flows

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

At least 34 peo­ple have been killed af­ter a rain-swollen river in Uganda burst its banks, send­ing thick mud and rocks crash­ing into homes.

Res­cue teams were pick­ing through the rub­ble yes­ter­day look­ing for sur­vivors and vic­tims of the disas­ter, which took place in the town of Bukalasi in the eastern dis­trict of Bududa on Thurs­day.

Irene Nakasi­ita, a Uganda Red Cross spokesman said: “I can con­firm 34 peo­ple are dead. We have to wait for our as­sess­ment to be com­pleted be­fore we can say how many are miss­ing.”

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