Belgian woman shot dead in Uganda

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The woman, a climber from Deurne, was shot in the hip while trekking through a mountain range

A Belgian climber has been killed in the East African country.

The woman, a climber from Deurne, was shot in the hip while trekking through a mountain range.

She later succumbed to her injuries.

The Belgian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the news.

The woman was making the ascent of Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border with Kenya.

She and guides were shot when they returned to their tents in the evening.

The woman attempted to flee, but was unable to escape from her assailants' bullets.

The killers are still at large.

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