Friday, 25 May, 2018

Kenyan dam burst causes 'huge destruction', deaths

Situation in Solai Nakuru County after Patel Dam burst its banks in Nakuru County Kenyan dam bursts causing 'huge destruction' and deaths
Glenn Montgomery | 10 May, 2018, 14:30

At least 38 people have been killed after a dam burst in Kenya following a sustained period of heavy rain.

Wednesday's burst comes after weeks of heavy rain.

"The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property", Nakuru's governor Lee Kinyajui said in a statement.

Veronica Wanjiku Ngigi, 67, said she was at home brewing tea with her son at around 8 pm (1700 GMT) when his wife rushed in to say the dam had burst and they needed to get to higher ground immediately. Local officials say neither the extent of the damage nor the death toll are yet clear.

Several people, among them children, were feared trapped in the mud even as a rescue operation by Kenya Red Cross and the Nakuru County Disaster Management was underway.

"We have recovered 38 bodies and many people are missing". It warned more rain in flood-prone areas could drive thousands from their homes by Monday.

The local people are now concerned about the condition of the other two dams, which are also reportedly full.

Statistics released by the Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho on Wednesday indicated that 222,456 people have so far been displaced as a result of ongoing rains in flood-prone areas.

Among villages affected are those in the farmlands of Nyakinyua, Endao, and Arutani where hundreds of people were displaced.

A billion Kenyan shillings is worth roughly £7.3million.

Witnesses say they heard a loud bang before the waves swept through almost 2km (1.2 miles) of private farmland where many live and work.

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

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