Landslides kill at least 24 people in Kenya

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Landslides have killed at least 24 people, including seven children, in northwestern Kenya, a local governor said on Saturday.

The landslides were triggered by heavy rains which began on Friday in West Pokot County along the border with Uganda and worsened overnight.

They caused flooding and mudslides that swept away four bridges and left the worst-affected village, Muino, unaccessible by road, Reuters reported.

“More people are marooned and the entire village is at risk of being wiped out by the floods,” the county’s governor, John Lonyangapuo, told Reuters by phone as he waited for a helicopter to transport him to survey the damage.

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