At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern that is prone to such disasters, a said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said People were killed by boulders and chunks of mud rolling down hills following a sustained period of heavy rains Thursday afternoon in the district of Houses were destroyed in at least three villages, and in some cases only body parts of the victims have been recovered from the mud, she said. In March 2010 at least 100 people died in similar mudslides in Bududa, and injuries or deaths have been reported every year since then during the wet season. Efforts by over the years to relocate all residents away from steep slopes have not succeeded. There also have been calls for people to plant more trees on steep hillsides.

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