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Uganda floods displace 20,000, slow victim search

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Officials in Uganda say heavy rains in the country's east have triggered flooding that has displaced more than 20,000 people and hampered search efforts after a massive landslide.

Joel Aguma, the police commander for eastern Uganda, says persistent heavy rains since early in the week have flooded more than 30 villages, leading to the displacement of more than 20,000 people.

Rain on Monday triggered massive landslides that covered three villages in the Bududa region, burying what officials believe to be several hundred people.

Kevin Nabutuwa of the Uganda Red Cross says rescuers have recovered 92 bodies so far but were unable to continue searching Thursday because of the rain.

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