Landslides Kill 23 in Uganda

At least 6 of the victims are children
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2011 8:23 AM CDT
This is a photo of a March 3, 2010 Ugandan landslide.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Landslides buried homes and killed at least 23 people in an eastern district of Uganda today, says a rescue official. The landslides came after heavy rainfall in Mabono village in the Bulambuli district, 167 miles east of Kampala. The Red Cross has retrieved 15 of the 23 bodies, including those of six children. Last year more than 300 people were killed by landslides in Bududa district in the eastern region of Uganda. Two weeks ago seven people were killed by landslides in Uganda's northeastern Karamoja region.

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