Over 30 dead in Uganda mud­slides

The Scotsman - - World News -

At least 34 peo­ple died in mud­slides trig­gered by tor­ren­tial rains in a moun­tain­ous area of east­ern Uganda.

More vic­tims were likely to be dis­cov­ered when res­cue reams ac­cess all the af­fected ar­eas in the foothills of Mount 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 Thurs­day af­ter­noon in the dis­trict of Bududa. Houses were de­stroyed in at least three vil­lages, and in some cases only body parts of the vic­tims have been re­cov­ered from the mud.

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