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17 killed in Uganda after heavy rains, flooding

The rains hit the districts of Kamuli and Buyende during the night, with some people drowning in the flood waters and others hit by collapsing walls, the region’s police spokesperson Michael Kasadha said.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni visits site of deadly landslide

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa on Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.
Death toll could rise further as rescue workers continue to search for bodies in the rubble [Newton Nambwaya-Reuters]

Death toll in Uganda’s landslide rises as more bodies recovered

The number of people killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and rocks barrelling into homes has risen to 41, disaster officials and survivors said.
The Ugandan Red Cross says at least 30 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in Uganda [Uganda Red Cross-AFP]

Landslide in eastern Uganda kills dozens, destroys homes

At least 31 people have been killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals.

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