Dozens of people are killed by mudslide and falling boulders after heavy rain hits Uganda 

Mail Online | 5/24/2019 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
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At least 34 people have been killed by mudslides and falling boulders in Uganda, triggered by heavy rain.

The landslide swept debris through a town in eastern Uganda, destroying homes and burying livestock, a government official said today.

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Torrential floodwaters followed heavy rains which struck Bukalasi, on the slopes of Mount Elgon, yesterday afternoon.

A picture tweeted by Uganda Red Cross showed uprooted and twisted trees, with the aid agency adding that both 'animals and people were swept away in this disaster'.

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Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasiita said today that more victims are likely to be discovered when rescue teams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon.

She said people were killed by boulders and chunks of mud rolling down hills following a sustained period of heavy rain on Thursday afternoon in the district of Bududa.

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Martin Owor, the Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness and Management, said relief teams were combing the area to search and rescue survivors.

He added: 'Most of the people were caught at the market, the landslide pushed huge boulders into a river which burst its banks and the water swept away the...
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