At least 34 people dead in Kenya landslides

In Kenya, at least 34 people are reported to have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county. Officials told local media that the bodies of at least 12 people, including seven children, were recovered today.

The landslides, affecting the villages of Nyarkulian and Parua, were reportedly caused by heavy rainfall. Officials say the villages have been cut off by flooded roads and at least one bridge was reportedly swept away.

A local administrator, Joel Bulal said that rescue efforts had been underway to try and recover people who are missing. He said, searches were being hampered by ongoing poor weather conditions. In a tweet, the Red Cross confirmed they were responding to reports of the massive landslides.

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