Kenya floods leave 32 dead

2013-04-10 18:16
Flooding in Budalangi in western Kenya.  (Simon Maina, AFP)

Flooding in Budalangi in western Kenya. (Simon Maina, AFP)

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Nairobi - Floods in Kenya have left 32 people dead and six missing since March 20, the local Red Cross said on Wednesday.

The heavy rains across Kenya have displaced about 4 000 households, or more than 18 630 people, the emergency service provider said. Most of those displaced were in western Kenya.

"The most common destruction in these areas is collapsed latrines, contamination of water sources, and total collapse of houses, food stores destroyed, farms swept away and livestocks dead," said Red Cross spokesperson Nelly Mulika.

Key roads have also been washed away or severely damaged by the flooding, and authorities have urged commuters to find alternative routes.

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