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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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Floods kill at least 20 in Ghana after heavy rains

At least 20 people have been killed by floods in Ghana’s Upper East region following hours of heavy rains. Disaster management officials say over 200 houses have been destroyed with hundreds now displaced and without aid. A senior local official, David Mbah told local radio station Joy FM that “We still need the support of government and other NGOs and benevolent organisations that can help support us give relief to victims of this disaster.” Some communities in the region have also been cut off from others due to collapsed bridges…

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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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