Mudslides kill 34 in Uganda
At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda, the country’s Red Cross has said.
Spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita said yesterday more victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon.
She said people were killed by boulders and chunks of mud rolling down hills following a sustained period of heavy rains in Bududa.
In March 2010 at least 100 people died in similar mudslides in Bududa.
Efforts by Uganda’s government to relocate people have not succeeded.