Kenya’s Patel Dam Burst Kills at Least 20

(From BBC News)

A dam burst in Kenya on Wednesday night after heavy rain, causing “huge destruction” and killing at least 20 people, officials say.

The breach happened on farmland near the town of Solai, 190km (120 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi.

The Kenyan Red Cross says it has rescued some 40 people so far.

More than 2,000 people are said to have been left homeless. Local officials say the full extent of the damage is not yet clear.

There are fears the death toll could rise as the search-and-rescue operation continues.

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