5 people dead after landslides in Nandi County

May 21, 2016 12:22 pm
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More than 60 people have died so far in various parts of the country since the beginning of the month when heavy rains started—the worst being the killing of 51 after a house collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi. Photo/FILE.
More than 60 people have died so far in various parts of the country since the beginning of the month when heavy rains started—the worst being the killing of 51 after a house collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya May 21 – Five people died on Saturday after they were buried alive by landslide in Sangalo, Nandi County.

Local administrator Loise Muchesya told journalists that the five were killed after their house was found to have sunk in the wake of heavy rains in the region.

“We have managed to pull out all the five bodies and we have confirmed that they were the only people in the house at the time the house went down,” Muchesya said.

The body of the children’s mother was the first to be pulled out at about 9 am, before those of her children which were retrieved two hours later with the help of locals and police.

The National Disaster Management department has urged residents in the affected areas to move out for their own safety.

More than 60 people have died so far in various parts of the country since the beginning of the month when heavy rains started—the worst being the killing of 51 after a house collapsed in Huruma, Nairobi.

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