Nine die in mudslides in Uganda

At least nine people, including a child, have died following floods and mudslides in Kisoro district in south-western Uganda.

The Ugandan Red Cross has said that eight of the bodies had been retrieved by Tuesday afternoon.

It added that the ninth is a child that was caught up by the mudslide while running and therefore the whereabouts is unknown presently.

The Red Cross says that it is providing emergency relief for some 300 families affected by the disaster.

The heavy rains destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure in the area.