NewsKenya's deadliest floods in decades. Tourists trapped, 181 dead

Kenya's deadliest floods in decades. Tourists trapped, 181 dead

Kenya is struggling with the biggest floods in 30 years.
Kenya is struggling with the biggest floods in 30 years.
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6:18 AM EDT, May 2, 2024

Dozens of tourists had to climb trees when the Talek River in Kenya overflowed its banks amid the country's worst floods in 30 years.

The situation is grave. The Kenya Red Cross has announced on social media that it has rescued more than 90 people and evacuated them to safety. Most of the affected camps are now closed.

As reported by "The Standard," a Kenyan newspaper, local officials have mentioned that some tourists may face difficulties returning home since roads to Nairobi are currently impassable.

The Masai Mara, known for being home to the so-called 'big five'—lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and buffalo—as well as giraffes, hippos, and cheetahs, remains a popular destination for tourists.

Floods in Kenya claim 181 lives

Current reports show that the floods and landslides in Kenya have claimed the lives of at least 181 people, with hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes and many still missing.

In the most tragic incident, approximately 50 residents of one village perished when a dam burst in the Rift Valley on Monday. Meteorologists continue to forecast torrential rains for the region in the coming days.

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