Kenya dam Breaks
May 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm #17722
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)At least 44 people have died after a dam burst in northern Kenya after weeks of torrential rain, officials said Thursday.
Residents have been evacuated from affected areas as 40 people remain missing, a regional commissioner of Rongai division, Mwongo Chimwanga said.
“Waterways have been opened to discharge water from one of the dams. A village near that dam has been evacuated,” Chimwanga said in a statement.
The Kenya Red Cross estimated that up to 500 families have been hit by the disaster, which took place in Solai, near the Rift Valley town of Nakuru, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of the capital of Nairobi.
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