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[Published: Thursday May 10 2018]

 Kenya's dam bursts sweeping away homes

 
NAIROBI 10 May (ANA) - At least 32 people have died after heavy rains caused a dam to burst in Kenya, sweeping away homes across a vast area of farmland.
 
The breach happened on Wednesday near the town of Solai, 190km (120 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi.
 
The dead are thought to include children and women trapped in mud. The Kenyan Red Cross says it has rescued some 40 people so far.
 
More than 2,000 people are said to have been left homeless.
 
Local officials say the full extent of the damage is not yet clear. There are fears the death toll could rise as the search-and-rescue operation continues.
 
The heavy rains in Kenya and other regional states come after a severe drought which left millions of people in need of food aid.(ANA)
FA/ANA/10 May 2018----
 

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