At least 31 dead after Uganda 'landslide': Official

At least 31 people have been found dead in eastern Uganda after heavy rains caused a landslide, a government official said.

"The number of confirmed dead as of now is 31 people," Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness Martin Owor told.

The disaster took place on Thursday, and also involved a river bursting its banks in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district, sending muddy water coursing through a market.

Nathan Tumuhamye, director of an organisation which helps communities recover from natural disasters and conflict, told that "four to five villages", and possibly a primary school had been affected.

(Agencies)