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Kenya: Family of 4 buried by landslide

Mother, father, and 2 children buried alive in house by landslide triggered by heavy rains

Kenya: Family of 4 buried by landslide


Landslides in eastern Kenya on Friday morning left a family of four buried alive, according to local media reports.

The landslides were triggered by heavy rains in the village of Kapkonder in Elgeyo Marakwet county, the Star newspaper reported.

A mother and father and two children were buried alive in their house, the paper quoted witnesses as saying.

The Kenya Red Cross along with police and disaster management staff in the county --located in the former Rift Valley Province -- are at the scene working to unearth the bodies, the Star added.

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