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KAMPALA, - At least 31 people were killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals, a government official told Reuters on Friday.
Martin Owor, Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness and Management, said the landslides tumbled down onto a small town on the mountain's slopes on Thursday afternoon.The area, close to the border with Kenya, is prone to landslides and there have been several similar accidents in recent years.
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