At least 31 people have been found dead in eastern Uganda after heavy rains caused a landslide.The disaster also involved a river bursting its banks in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district, sending muddy water coursing through a market.

Four to five villages, and possibly a primary school had been affected.Some of the bodies have been partly covered with banana leaves by members of the public.

Bududa district in the foothills of Mount Elgon, which lies on the border between Uganda and Kenya, is a high risk area for landslides.Government efforts to move vulnerable people to neighbouring districts have faced resistance from residents.