Africa East Africa World 

Death toll from Kenya’s deadly landslide rises to 52

The death toll from last week’s deadly landslide in northwestern Kenya has now risen to at least 52, according to officials. Dozens more are also reported missing in West Pokot following days of rains that caused flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo told journalists on Monday that search and rescue operations are still underway. He said efforts to find and pull more bodies out of mud have been hampered due to destruction to roads. According to Lonyangapuo 22,000 homesteads and between…

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Africa East Africa World 

Kenyans ‘watched helpless’ as dozens are killed by landslides

Kenyans who survived Saturday’s deadly landslides say they watched helpless as dozens of people were washed away following heavy rains. Over 30 people, including seven children were killed by landslides caused by heavy rains in northwestern Kenya. The rains started just before the weekend in areas like West Pokot County, causing flooding and mudslides, sweeping away bridges and cutting off communities like Muino. One survivor told Daily Nation that “I scampered to save the lives of the rest of my family members but I couldn’t go back to the house…

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Africa Cameroon Central Africa World 

Cameroon: 22 killed, dozens trapped underground in deadly landslide

Heavy downpour has led to a deadly landslide in Bafoussam in western Cameroon some 200 km (120 miles) north of its main port city of Douala. Local media reports of at least twenty-two deaths with dozens still trapped underground. 120 people are reportedly to be living in the said community affected by this disaster. Rescue efforts are still ongoing following the disaster on Monday night as search for survivors continues. Regional governor Fonka Awa Augustine told the media some victims built houses on hilly ground, despite government warnings. “It is…

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Africa East Africa World 

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in landslide, many displaced

Heavy rains in Ethiopia have led to a deadly landslide that has killed at least 22 people. Scores of people in the Konta district of Southern Ethiopia are reported to have been displaced by the disaster. Heavy rains were recorded on Sunday in the district with fears of further destruction if the rains continue to fall. Local media reported that many homes and properties have been lost in the landslide. Efforts are ongoing to retrieve dead bodies and rescue those trapped and in dire need of help. So far excavators…

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Sierra Leone: Floods kill 7, over 8,000 rendered homeless

Disaster Management Officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed the death of at least seven people due to flooding. Over 8,000 people are also known to have been rendered homeless after torrential rain resulting in massive floods. Some areas of the country especially the capital, Freetown have been completely over run by water with many property washed away by flood waters. Some government agencies have been forced to shut down due to the rain and accompanied flood waters. John Vandy, director of the Disaster Management Office in the National Security Office…

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Africa Featured West Africa World 

Sierra Leone: Deaths recorded as heavy rain causes damage

Parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown have been damaged by floods caused by heavy rain. Some areas have been completely over run by water with many property washed away by flood waters. At least five people are reported to have been killed by the floods. Many residents have reported of being trapped in their cars. Even the country’s main port has not been spared. Freight containers at the port have also been washed away by flood waters. But those worst hit are residents in informal settlements in parts of the…

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