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Death toll in West Pokot landslides rises to 29: Officials

Saturday November 23 2019

OSCAR KAKAI
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The death toll from landslides that struck West Pokot villages Friday night has climbed to 29, officials said Saturday.

West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello said 12 bodies, including seven children, have been recovered so far and that search efforts are continuing.

The massive landslides, which hit Nyarkulian and Parua villages, were triggered by hours of heavy rains.

The rains cut off a section of the Kitale-Lodwar road near Ortum making it impossible to reach the affected villages via road.

The Muruny Bridge was swept away by waters.

The rains have destroyed a huge section of the
The rains have destroyed a huge section of the Kitale-Lodwar road. PHOTO | OSCAR KAKAI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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