Many feared dead in Uganda landslide

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:45 AM
Many feared dead in Uganda landslide

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Many people were feared dead after villages were buried in a landslide on Monday in eastern Uganda on the slopes of Mt. Elgon, which straddles the Kenyan border.

Some media reports said about 10 people had been killed in the landslide while the area member of parliament, David Wakikona, told Reuters that up to 100 people could have been buried. This could not be independently verified.

"Three villages have been flattened in the Bumwalukani parish on the slopes of Mt. Elgon and the initial reports I have is that more than 100 have been buried," he said.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema and Jocelyn Edwards; Editing by James Macharia and Alison Williams)