At least 15 people have been killed and six others missing in flash floods that hit Kenya’s Narok county, some 100 km from the capital Nairobi, following heavy rain pounded the region on Tuesday night.
Narok county commissioner Arthur Osiya said on Wednesday that rescue operations have been called off due to the rain, expressing fears that the death toll could rise.
The police and Kenya’s Red Cross Society are among the rescue teams.
Several vehicles were swept away, buildings partially flooded and several roads connecting the county with neighboring areas were cut off temporarily.
Property worth millions of Kenyan shillings were destroyed.
The meteorological department has warned that heavy rain will continue into May, urging Kenyans to remain alert.
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