34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains


At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in a mountainous part of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said on Friday.

More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, said Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita.

People due to the boulders and chunks of mud rolling down hills following a continuous presence of  heavy rains on 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 were recovered from the mud, she said.

The death toll is likely to increase as there are people who are still missing,

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