Uganda buries its dead after landslide disaster

The search for survivors of the landslide near Mount Elgon continues, but villagers have begun to bury some of the 41 known dead in a type of tragedy that has become increasingly common in the area.

by

    A river near Mount Elgon, burst its banks on Thursday, sending mud and boulders down a mountainside, flattening the villages in its path.

    Landslides have become more frequent in Bududa, as the growing population's need for timber and fuel has stripped many of the trees out of the mountain's fragile slopes.

    Today, that timber is being used to build coffins instead of homes in a community where landslides have become tragically common.

    Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the village of Wanjenwa, in Bududa, where relatives have begun burying the dead.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Senegal's village of women

    Senegal's village of women

    Women in northeast Senegal are using solar-powered irrigation to farm food and halt the encroaching desert.

    Inside Baltimore's human trafficking industry

    Inside Baltimore's human trafficking industry

    Survivors of sex trafficking and those who investigate it in the city share their stories.

    A tale of two isolations

    A tale of two isolations

    More than 1,000km apart, a filmmaker and the subject of his film contend with the methods and meanings of solitude.