Dam rupture in Kenya leaves dozens dead

    East Africa has been battered in recent weeks by heavy rains that have caused flooding and landslides.

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    At least 42 people lost their lives following a dam breach in Kenya owing to severe rains and flooding, the governor of Nakuru County, Susan Kihika, told the news agency AFP on Monday. 

    The dam that ruptured was located close to the town of Mai Mahiu in Nakuru County. Houses were destroyed and roads were blocked as a result of the incident.  

    “Forty-two dead, it’s a conservative estimate. There are still more in the mud, we are working on recovery,” Kihika said.

    On Monday, government spokesperson Isaac Maigua Mwaura stated that the incident occurred amid widespread flooding in the country, which has claimed at least 103 lives and displaced thousands since March.

    East Africa has been plagued by nearly constant downpours in recent weeks.


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