Bodies Recovered After Dam Burst In Kenya

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Kenyan TV broadcaster KTN reported that at least 10 people were feared dead.

The Patel dam, used for irrigation and fish farming, burst its earthen banks on Wednesday evening in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP.

"Many people are missing".

Rongai OCPD Japheth Kioko, confirmed that the number is likely to increase as search and rescue operations are still underway.

Nakuru lies in the heart of Kenya's fertile Rift Valley, home to thousands of commercial farms that grow everything from French beans to macadamia nuts to cut flowers, almost all of which are exported to Europe.

Heavy rains have fallen in Kenya for about a month, causing flooding that's already killed at least 100 people and displaced 260,000.

The floods have also destroyed road networks in some parts of the country.

Nearly an entire village was swept by silt and water, said Gideon Kibunja, the county police chief in charge of criminal investigations.

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Officials said the dam water and mud spilt out of the reservoir and submerged homes, with a radius of more than a mile of devastation.

To date, heavy rains have caused havoc in Kenya, killing 158 people and displacing 299,859, according to the government and Kenya Red Cross.

The Kenya Meteorological Department says much of the region will see no respite from the rain. He asked the government to investigate them for the residents' safety.

"The government will do everything possible to assist the affected families", said Mariangi when he visited the scene of tragedy, where he announced that an investigation was underway.

The dam burst has again raised concerns about the state of Kenya's infrastructure.

The Patel Dam tragedy in Solai, Nakuru County, has exposed a gap in the law, which stipulates that the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) inspect dams only after those building them have applied for a licence.

Statistics by the Kenya Red Cross Society indicate Nakuru has been one of the worst affected counties by floods raising the national death toll to 143 and those displaced to 264,500.

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