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Search for victims of Solai dam tragedy scaled down

Saturday May 12 2018

SOLAI DAM TRAGEDY

Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Mongo Chimwaga addresses journalists on May 12, 2018 in Nakuru. He said missing persons of the Solai dam incident have been accounted for. PHOTO | JOSEPH OPENDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By JOSEPH OPENDA
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The government has scaled down search and rescue operations of victims of the dam tragedy in Solai, Nakuru County, after it accounted for all the missing persons.

"We are just waiting for the search team to come in order to close," Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Mongo Chimwaga said on Saturday.

Mr Chimwaga said all the 38 people who were missing have been located.

He said the initial figure of 40 was borne out of a clerical error; two names had been repeated.

He added that 21 bodies are at Nakuru County and Nakuru Level Five Hospital mortuaries while 16 are at the camp.

"One remaining person is said to have been seen somewhere in Nakuru Town. We are still trying to trace his whereabouts since he was not around during the tragedy."

The death toll now stands at 45.

Mr Chimwaga said the government will now focus on assisting the families.