Landslide leaves over 30 families homeless in Makueni

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Athi Bridge after Tuesday's downpour, the bridge connects Kitui County with Makueni County

Landslide leaves over 30 families homeless in Makueni.

More than thirty families were left homeless after a landslide burried their houses in Makueni county on Tuesday 23rd April,2018 following the heavy rainfall received in many parts of the county.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that some of the landslide victims may have been buried alive at the base of hilly Nzaui region. Local residents have asked both the two levels of  the government to help with evacuations amid rescue operations.

Via Twitter, Red Cross said: “Flash floods reported in Makueni after heavy downpour overnight. Red Cross action team activated to conduct assessment and help move locals to safer areas.”

Earlier, five families at Woolwa village in Nzaui Sub-County,Makueni county  had called for evacuation after river Muooni burst its banks. This blocked up the movememt of either people or the vehicles across due to the high levels of water.

The waters swept through the Woolw’a village submerging a number of houses following a heavy downpour.

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Sources said that the local villagers were forced to climb on top of the trees from where they made phone calls for help since this way their only way to get help.

  • One villager said that he could not trace his family members who stay in the affected village and this brought much fear and suspicion to the well being of the family members.
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