At least 34 die in Uganda mud­slides af­ter heavy rains

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KAM­PALA, Uganda – At least 34 peo­ple died in mud­slides trig­gered by 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 af­ter a sus­tained pe­riod of heavy rains Thurs­day in the dis­trict of Bududa.

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