Kenya flash floods toll rises to 50

May 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) Kenya’s flash floods have left at least 50 people as dead and displaced thousands of others in this east African nation, a humanitarian agency has said.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) spokesperson Nelly Muluka said four people were swept away by flood waters near Rongai town Friday night, Xinhua reported Sunday.

According to Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), the number of fatalities will continue to rise due to heavy rains that have led to flash floods in several parts of the country.

“At least 50 people have lost their lives as a result of the flooding since March. Four people were swept away by flood waters near Rongai on the night of May 4. Their bodies were found on top of the Rimpa bridge in Rongai on Saturday morning,” said Nelly Muluka, KRCS’s spokesperson.

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