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Seven killed in 'massive landslide' in Uganda: Red Cross

AFP  |  Kampala 

At least seven people were killed in a "massive landslide" after heavy rains in eastern Thursday, the local said.

"The preliminary report indicates that the number is likely to increase from the reported seven but we are yet to establish the actual numbers," said in a statement.

Nakasiita described the situation as tense with "community members... scared and fleeing from their homes."

"In the meantime, the whole district, is still experiencing heavy downpour and we are expecting more of the same in other prone areas."

district in the foothills of Mount Elgon, which lies on the border between and Kenya, is a high risk area for landslides.

At least 100 people were reported killed in a in in March 2010 and in 2012 landslides destroyed three villages.

Government efforts to move vulnerable people to neighbouring districts have faced resistance from residents.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:50 IST