Monday, 25 June 2012

18 Dead, 15 Houses Buried In Uganda Landslides

Uganda mudslide buries at least 15 houses: Red Cross

A landslide killed at least 18 people and buried at least 15 houses in two hamlets following torrential rains in eastern Uganda, a region affected by similar disasters in the past, the Red Cross said Monday.
“Eighteen people have so far been confirmed dead,” spokeswoman Catherine Ntabadde told AFP, adding the toll could rise as searches intensified in villages in the mountainous Bududa district near the border with Kenya.
“We know that at least 15 houses have been buried but we do not know how many people were inside them,” Ntabadde said.
The landslide ripped through the villages of Namaga and Bunakasala in the foothills of Mount Elgon which straddles the border with Kenya

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