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At least 32 killed as dam bursts on rose farm in Kenya


At least 32 people have died after a dam burst in northern Kenya after weeks of torrential rain, officials said Thursday, APA reports quoting CNN.

 

The Kenya Red Cross estimated that up to 500 families have been hit by the disaster, which took place in Solai, near the Rift Valley town of Nakuru, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of the capital of Nairobi.


The Patel Dam burst its banks after heavy rains at around nine pm Wednesday, sweeping away homes, according to Lee Kinyanjui, the governor of Nakuru County.
Kinyanjui told CNN that those affected by the dam, which is on a commercial farm, are "mostly workers and small-scale farmers."


"It's a big farm that employs a majority of the people living in the village. They are in horticulture, coffee, tea among others. The farm has existed for over two generations," he added.


In an earlier post on Twitter, Kinyanjui said the water had caused "huge destruction of both life and property."

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