Landslide ‘kills 100’ in Uganda region of Bududa

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More than 100 people have been killed in a landslide in the mountainous eastern region of Bududa in Uganda, a minister has told the BBC.

Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has gone to the area to assess what help is needed.

Rescuers are digging through the mud with handheld tools, looking for survivors and bodies.

Up to 60 children are missing. They took shelter in a health centre which reports say was destroyed.

Mr Ecweru said he had counted 58 bodies himself but local officials had told him at least 106 people have died.

Full story: BBC News – Landslide ‘kills 100’ in Uganda region of Bududa