At least 20 dead, hundreds displaced in Kenyan dam burst

At least 20 people were killed and hundreds were displaced after a dam burst on Wednesday night in Solai, Nakuru county – 190km northwest of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, according to Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper. Torrents of water swept across densely populated areas. The Kenyan Red Cross said on Twitter that it had rescued 39 people, and a search operation is underway in the area. “The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property. The extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained,” Lee Kinyajui, governor of Nakuru, said in a statement quoted by Reuters.