Ugandan landslide survivor
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Many feared dead in eastern Uganda landslide

Hundreds of people are missing after a landslide struck three villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda.

The Ugandan Red Cross said 18 people have been confirmed dead, but more than 300 people live in the affected villages and the death toll is expected to rise.

Red Cross field officer Michael Nataka said the area, near Mount Elgon, is known to be a landslide risk.

  • 26 Jun 2012