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Kenya Dam Burst Leads To Destruction, Deaths

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Emergency responders evacuating victim’s bodies after Patel dam burst its bank in Solai, Nakuru County, Kenya (AFP Photo)

Massive Destruction, Death, Has Kenya Town Dam Burst

Kenyan town dam, has experienced a burst weeks after a heavy rain fall, leading to massive destruction and deaths of the residents, the incident was made known by a government official on Thursday.

The dam burst took place in Solai, Nakuru County, 190 kilometres (120 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi, late on Wednesday.

The water has caused a huge destruction of both life and property.

“The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained,” Lee Kinyajui, Governor of Nakuru, made this known in a statement released.

However, Kenya Red Cross revealed on Twitter that it had helped rescue 39 people so far.

Naija News understands, Kenya, like other countries in East Africa, has experienced heavy rain over the past two months.

The government said on Wednesday that the rain had killed 132 people and displaced 222,456 others in 32 counties since March.

 
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