|Location of Event:||Uganda|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2018-10-12|
|Time of Charter Activation:||17:48|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+02:00|
|Charter Requestor:||UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNDP|
|Project Management:||United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR / UNOSAT)|
A landslide occured in Eastern Uganda after heavy rains, which has killed at least 41 people. The death toll could increase as rescue teams are still searching the Mount Elgon and eastern Bududa district area for the many people still missing.
Rivers on high ground burst their banks, sending water, mud and rock cascading below and sweeping homes away. The landslide also brought large boulders and trees down onto roads blocking routes for relief workers.
The densely populated agicultural Elgon area, contains rich volcanous soils, but combined with steep rocky slopes it increases the likelihood of landslides with minimal rainfall.
Local weather forecasts predict further rain in the coming days, keeping the area on high alert.