More than 40 people killed in Kamchili village

More than 40 people have been killed after a dam burst in Kenya following heavy rains and flooding, authorities said.

A dam burst in the village of Kamchiri in western Kenya, washing away houses and cutting off roads.

“The death toll is 42 people. It’s a conservative estimate. There are many more people in the mud,” Nakuru County Governor Susan Kihika told AFP news agency.

Floods that devastated parts of Kenya last month left more than 100 people dead.

Rescuers were digging through mud to search for survivors in a village near the small town of Maimahiu, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the capital Nairobi, local media reported.

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