At least 29 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in a landslide during rainstorms, local government officials said Saturday.
Their homes were hit overnight Friday during torrential rains in Kenya’s West Pokot region, about 220 miles northwest of the capital Nairobi. “Twelve bodies have been recovered, and a search for more is going on,” West Pokot County Commissioner Apollo Okello told journalists on Saturday.
Rescue efforts have been delayed because roads have been cut off and bridges closed after streams overflowed. Police officers said they feared the toll could rise. Rescue efforts to dig bodies out of the dirt continued.