Nairobi: Due to torrential rains in Central Kenya, many damages have been caused by the collapse of a dam and at least 32 people died. In Kenya, severe drought and several weeks of torrential rains followed by floods, 164 people have died in landslides.
Regional police chief Gideon Kibunja said that Patel dam broke down on Wednesday evening in Solai near Nakuru city. This dam is used for irrigation and fisheries. He said that exploration and relief operations are continuing and many bodies have been removed. At present the number of dead is 32 and many are missing.
He said that 36 people have been admitted to the hospital. Kibunjah said that this is a disaster because most of the people were asleep during the accident and their house washed away in water. Kenya Red Cross has estimated that about 500 families have been affected by the disaster.