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Heavy rains trigger landslides in Uganda, killing at least 15

Heavy rains trigger landslides in Uganda, killing at least 15

AT least 15 people died in western Uganda after their homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rains, the Red Cross said, as emergency workers shovelled through mud in search of survivors. Most of those killed were women and children, Uganda Red Cross spokeswoman Irene Nakasita said in a statement. She said at least six people had been rescued and transferred to a nearby hospital, as she posted images of rescuers digging for others. Kasese district, where the disaster occurred, is prone to landslides, especially during the rainy season, because it sits in the foothills of the Rwenzori…
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Floods kill at least 24 in Uganda – Red Cross, govt officials

Floods kill at least 24 in Uganda – Red Cross, govt officials

FLOODS in parts of eastern Uganda resulting from torrential rains have killed at least 24 people, the government and Uganda Red Cross said. The flooding in parts of Bugisu, Mbale and Kapchorwa initially killed 10 people on Sunday, the state ministry in charge of relief, disaster preparedness and refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement late on Sunday. But the death toll rose further on Monday. Uganda Red Cross spokesperson Irene Nakasita told reporters that so far rescuers had retrieved 21 bodies from Mbale and another three from Kapchorwa. She said a truck carrying relief…
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Floods kill 24 in Uganda – Red Cross, govt officials

Floods kill 24 in Uganda – Red Cross, govt officials

FLOODS in parts of eastern Uganda resulting from torrential rains have killed at least 24 people, the government and Uganda Red Cross said. The flooding in parts of Bugisu, Mbale and Kapchorwa initially killed 10 people on Sunday, the state ministry in charge of relief, disaster preparedness and refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement late on Sunday. But the death toll rose further on Monday. Uganda Red Cross spokesperson Irene Nakasita told reporters that so far rescuers had retrieved 21 bodies from Mbale and another three from Kapchorwa. She said a truck carrying relief…
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