Uganda: Landslides Kill At Least 23

About 23 people have been killed in a massive landslide that swallowed homes in eastern Uganda early Monday.

The Landslides were triggered by torrential rains. The rains also destroyed roads and washed away bridges in the region, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Monday.

Two people have been rescued, but the death toll is expected to rise as rescue crews looked through the site in Bulambuli district, about 270 kilometers (about 170 miles) northeast of Kampala.

Local residents and Red Cross workers pulled 15 bodies from the rubble of Mabono village in Bulambuli district.

Reports say there was also a mudslide in another village in the same area which killed about eight people.

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