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Migori and Homabay floods leave a total of 12 people dead

28, Nov 2015

At least 12 people have been killed in Kenya’s Nyanza region in Migori and Homa counties. In both instances flood waters swept away the vehicles in which the victims were traveling. Seven people have been confirmed dead after a mini bus they were travelling in was washed away by floods at Agolo Muok on Sori-Magunga road in Homa bay county. The vehicle was swept away by floods when its driver attempted to drive across a bridge on agolo muok stream. Rescuers saved 18 people among them three children. In Migori county, five people were killed after a matatu they were traveling in was swept away by floods as river Kuja in Migori county burst its banks following heavy rains. Deputy County Commissioner James Mabeya said the PSV was overpowered by the floods that affected Sori Karungu area of Migori County. According to the Kenya Red Cross Society, 13 people were evacuated on Friday night. Heavy rains have been experienced in the Nyanza and western regions, affecting livelihoods.