Uganda buries its dead after landslide disaster

A river near Mount Elgon overflowed on Thursday, sending mud and rocks over a mountain, flattening villages along the way.

Landslides have become more frequent in Bududa, as the population’s growing need for wood and fuel has removed many of the trees from the fragile mountain slopes.

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

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

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