Landslide kills at least 23 in Uganda
August 29th, 2011
08:32 AM ET

Landslide kills at least 23 in Uganda

A massive landslide swallowed homes in eastern Uganda early Monday, killing at least 23 people, the Red Cross said.

Torrential rains triggered the landslide, Red Cross spokeswoman Catherine Ntabadde said by phone from the scene.

Two people have been rescued, but the death toll is expected to rise as rescue crews scour through the site in Bulambuli district.

Bulambuli district is about 300 kilometers northeast of the capital, Kampala.

At least 106 people were killed during a landslide last year in Uganda's Bududa district (pictured).
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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The End is nigh.
    Repent and be Saved.

    August 29, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    August 29, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    That's what they say, banasy.

    August 29, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    I hope the baboons are ok

    August 29, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Cant talk at docs luv u guys talk 2 nite

    August 29, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Hammy

    This is what happens when you stupidly cut down everything green in sight.

    August 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kevin Quail

    The end is nigh? Of what? Uganda? Wow, 23 people dead. Surely this is a sign of the Apocalypse. And don"t call me Shirley.

    June 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |