Death toll from Kenya landslides rises to 56

first_imgThe downpour began on Friday in WestPokot County, which borders Uganda and was triggered on Saturday by unusuallyheavy rains, causing flooding and mudslides. Samuel Poghisio, a senator from thecounty, said on Sunday 56 people were confirmed dead and an unknown number weremissing. By Saturday afternoon, local officials had reported 36 dead. MOMBASA – The death toll fromlandslides in northwestern Kenya has risen to at least 56 people, a localofficial said.  A man holds a hen as people wade in flood waters in the village of Sebit, West Pokot County, Kenya on Nov. 24. REUTERS/STRINGER/NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.center_img Researchers have warned that warmingoceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in East Africa.  Heavy rains and floods have killedover 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes inthe region since October, aid groups said.(Reuters)last_img

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