At least four people were killed in eastern Uganda after fresh landslides hit Bududa district, a local official confirmed on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the heavy rains caused fresh floods sweeping more than 20 houses and several crop gardens.

Willson Watila, Bududa local council chairman, said that four bodies have been recovered in Busika sub-county.

Currently, Uganda Red Cross has been engaged in search and rescue efforts for the victims.

Uganda police also joined the efforts, but accessibility to the areas affected by the landslide is still difficult due to blocked roads.

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