Uganda troops dig houses from mud after landslide
Landslide killed about 30, left over 100 missing
Hope of finding survivors is nil
Red Cross warns of fresh cracks in hillside
By Jocelyn Edwards
BUNAMULEMAWA, Uganda, June 27 (Reuters) - Villagers and soldiers in eastern Uganda on Wednesday began hacking away at a wall of mud with shovels and hoes after a landslide on Monday turned two villages into a muddy grave, killing about 30 people and leaving more than 100 missing.
The authorities have given up hope of finding anyone alive amid the filthy debris on Mount Elgon, while the Uganda Red Cross warned that fresh cracks had appeared in the hillside, suggesting a new landslide might be imminent.
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