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27 killed, 36 hospitalised as Kenyan dam bursts after heavy rains
Disaster struck when most people were asleep and their houses were swept away: police
At least 27 people died when their homes were swept away after a dam burst in southern Kenya following heavy rains, police said on Thursday.
The incident in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, occurred on Wednesday evening, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP by telephone, adding that 36 people had been hospitalised.