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Dozens Killed After Dam Burst in Kenya

Dozens Killed After Dam Burst in KenyaDozens Killed After Dam Burst in Kenya

A dam burst late on Wednesday in a Kenyan town after heavy rain, leaving dozens dead. The incident happened following heavy rains near the town of Nakuru, around 180 km north of Nairobi, Euro News reported. At least 47 bodies have so far been pulled from the mud, regional police chief Japheth Kioko told reporters. “The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property. The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained,” Lee Kinyajui, governor of Nakuru, said in a statement. Floodwaters swept away power lines, homes, and buildings, including a primary school, according to reporters on the scene. The Kenyan Red Cross tweeted that it had rescued 39 people. The government has announced that 132 people had died as a result of flooding since the rainy season began in March. Hundreds of thousands of people across Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda have been displaced by the torrential rain in the last two months.

 

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