At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 people have died and another 10 are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

A police spokesman said early Wednesday that 12 people are confirmed dead. He told Xinhua that seven bodies were recovered on Tuesday and another five on Wednesday.

The landslides following torrential rains swept through Nfasha village in Muko Sub County on Tuesday evening.

"Police was involved in the recovery of bodies with the help of the community members and local leaders," the spokesman said.

At least four people have been rescued and rushed to a hospital.

Uganda's ministry of disaster preparedness earlier this month warned of heavy rains causing massive floods and landslides from September to December.

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