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Death Toll In Pokot Landslide Rises to 43

Death toll in Pokot landslide reaches 43

The number of deaths following Saturday’s landslide in West Pokot has now risen to 43 after six more bodies were discovered on Sunday, according to the area governor John Lonyangapuo.

Governor Lonyangapuo also said that the Kitale-Lodwar Highway, which had been rendered impassable by the heavy rains had been cleared.

Travelers in Ortum, West Pokot County had been left stranded. after heavy downpour cut off a section of the road, again. Motorists attempting unorthodox means to cross over

The landslides hit the West Pokot villages following heavy rains on Saturday.

Hundreds of Families have been left displaced from their homes even as they come to terms with the tragic loss of their loved ones.

On Saturday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said the government had deployed military and police choppers to help in the recovery efforts as well as scale-up responses to immediate needs of affected families.

The affected families are currently camping in schools and churches.

 

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