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Seven people killed in Ongata Rongai floods

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Seven people have been confirmed dead after a bridge they were using to cross Kandisi River in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County collapsed

The seven were part of a group of 10 people who were crossing the bridge when flood water levels rose drastically as the rains pounded the area through the night.

According to a resident, the 10 attempted to hold on to the guardrails but they were not strong enough to withstand the force of the floods.

Area residents said the SGR contractors should be involved in the building of a stronger bridge that will serve the area well.

Kenya’s Red Cross estimates at least 100 people have died following heavy rains and mudslides since early April.

 

 

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