Kenya floods: At least 40 dead after dam bursts following heavy rain | BBC News

More than 40 people have died in Kenya after a dam burst, following heavy rains and flooding.

People in villages 60km (37 miles) from the capital, Nairobi, were swept away as they slept, and rescue teams are digging through the mud in search of survivors in several villages, including Kamuchiri and Kianugu in Nakuru county.

Seventeen of the 42 bodies recovered so far have been children, with officials saying the death toll could continue to rise.

More than 100 people have been killed in floods that have devastated parts of Kenya in the last month, and over 100,000 people have been displaced, with many taking shelter in schools.

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