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228 have died in the floods in Kenya


People gather at a bridge where a dead woman was found after flood waters swept away several houses in the village of Kamuchiri in Kenya’s Nakuru County. 228 people have lost their lives as a result of floods and landslides in Kenya, according to the country’s Ministry of the Interior. Photo: Brian Inganga / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 06.05.2024 00:34:01

Weather: At least 164 others have been injured in the storm, while 212,630 have been displaced, Kenya’s Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and landslides around the country in recent weeks, and forecasts show it looks set to get even worse in May.

Further flooding is expected in low-lying areas, places along rivers and also in urban areas, while there may also be landslides and mudslides in areas with steep slopes, slopes and ravines, writes the ministry.

The storm has destroyed homes, roads and bridges and other infrastructure in the country, which has East Africa’s largest economy.

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