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Published Sunday, October 14, 2018
Landslides have left at least 36 people dead in Uganda with rescue workers warning the death toll will rise.
Hundreds have lost homes and livestock after torrential rains caused the River Suume to burst its banks, triggering landslides that devastated two villages in the mountainous eastern district of Bududa on Thursday afternoon.
Sowed Mansur, the regional police spokesperson, said 36 bodies had been retrieved by Friday morning. In Maludu, part of a primary school has disappeared under the mud, leaving more than 200 pupils missing.
The local media put the death toll at 40, with an estimated 400 people still missing, and dozens of injured survivors have been hospitalised. Search and rescue efforts continue.
Uganda landslides Facts
Affected Area: 35 km.
Alert Level: Orange