Uganda landslide: 5 children from same home die

An aid official says five children in Uganda died during a landslide that hit their home as they slept, while their parents survived.

Updated: Aug 14, 2010, 21:47 PM IST

Kampala: An aid official says five children
in Uganda died during a landslide that hit their home as they
slept, while their parents survived.

Regional Red Cross coordinator Kevin Nabutuwa said the
landslide swept through the home early today, burying the
children as slept in their beds. The four girls and one boy
ranged in age from 3 to 13.

The children`s parents were sleeping in another room of
the home and survived the landslide.

The district where they live, located about 280 km east
of Uganda`s capital, already has suffered deadly landslides
this year. In March, 300 people died in another village in
Bududa district after heavy rains.

PTI