Mud­slides kill 34 in Uganda

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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