June 26th, 2012
04:53 AM ET

18 killed, scores missing after landslides in Uganda

The death toll from a landslide that buried three villages in eastern Uganda stood at 18 on Tuesday, with rescue officials fearing the figure would rise.

Another 92 were injured and countless more were unaccounted for, the Red Cross said.

Heavy rains sent rocks and mud crashing down on the villages in the mountainous district of Bududa on Monday, about 275 kilometers (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kampala.

"Last night district authorities requested all people in high risk places to move to a school that we are using as a primary camp," Catherine Ntabadde of the Uganda Red Cross Society said Tuesday.

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  1. Mugisha

    Were the last floods in this area not enough to show the extent to which the people in this area were vulnerable? So do we say the ministry incharge is prepared as it claims because they say forewarned is forearmed! Shame to the minister.

    June 26, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |

    Is this a third world?
    Is this just Uganda?
    Caught in a landslide
    No escape from the tyranny
    Open your eyes
    Look up to the skies and see
    I'm just an anarchist, I need no sympathy
    Because I'm easy come, easy go
    A little high, little low
    Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me, to me

    June 26, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ah, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with a twist.
      Don't delete this; that IS what he's referring to.
      Delete the hijackers on the Tuesday thread, if you're do on the ball today.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      •The Germany thread, rather.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sandusky Sandwich

    I really doubt this even happened.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |

    While the US military has spent10's of millions yearly upin Making Ugandan military our African strike. the lot of Vast majority of peoples there has not improved one whit, in fact it gets worse year by year.
    Over thirty NGO's are paid for their charity works but their load increases monthly.
    The nation itself goes further and further into debt to foreign banks. evenas foreign intwrest export more andmore of its exports.
    Of course the bureaucracy and iyts middle class supporters do not suffer in the metro and urbansettings but in hinterlands still thepoverty of 1930's.
    So much for bringing third world into modern times.

    June 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |

    Under racial profiling many BLACK AMERICANS were round up and were arrested and were either murdered with in the prison system or were deported to AFRICA ,where many of them were murdered there and were buried in mass graves in both the SUDAN and in the CONGO and it was this act as well as the rise of the hiphop nation which had been summon against BLACK AMERICA by the white feminists and by those whites who have a long history of embracing white supremacy is what has contribute to the black holocaust in which the BLACK AMERICA human population were exterminated. M ean while a new demonic BLACK AMERICA has arisen from both the antebellum and hiphop nation and is stereotypical images of low class , poverty stricken , and criminally prone blacks and has replace the black human population,who were sacrifice during the black holocaust 1968-1993-2001

    June 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Afro Zombie Race War

      The new Diablo PCP from Cuba is responsible for this. Hip Hop Nation went kaput when the rappers traded in their '64 Impala's for Escalades. The new cannibals are here.

      June 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |

    I quote frankly don't believe any of this actually occurred, gentlemen.

    June 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |