Devastation In Kenya As Landslides Bury 17 People Alive

Officials have reported massive landslides devastation in Kenya, West Pokot County, north of the capital Nairobi where at least 17 persons were buried alive.

County commissioner, Apollo Okello disclosed that a family of seven people was swept away by floods in another part of the county.

Emmanuel Ameme, a coordinator for the National Government Affirmative Action Fund said people whose number was not made known to the public were missing on Saturday, while infrastructure including roads and bridges had been damaged.

Heavy rainfall continued on Saturday, with the Kenya Red Cross sending rescue teams into affected areas.

“The rivers are swelling again, so the damage might even be worse,” Okello said.

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