Landslide in Uganda kills at least 23 people

Local media quoted officials as saying the death toll was expected to rise further.

Landslide in Uganda kills at least 23 people

At least 23 people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Uganda after torrential rain, the Red Cross said on Monday.

"We have so far confirmed 23 people dead in Mabono and Meru villages in Bulambuli district but we have only been able to retrieve 15 bodies. The landslide occurred at around 1 a.m. (2200 GMT) last night," Catherine Ntabbade, spokesperson for Uganda Red Cross, told Reuters.

Local media quoted officials as saying the death toll was expected to rise further.

Reuters

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