Massive boulders crashed onto houses Wednesday in Mathare, a Nairobi slum, killing at least eight people after a night of heavy rains, police and the Kenyan Red Cross said. The landslide, which unleashed huge boulders, wrecked at least 40 homes in the sprawling slums in the north of the capital, according to the Kenya Red Cross, in a part of Nairobi called Mathare 4A. The event happened near dawn, local time. Rescue teams’ efforts had been hampered by heavy rains. Nairobi Provincial Commissioner Njoroge Ndirangu said people living on disaster prone areas across the city will be moved forcefully to avoid a repeat of the Wednesday incident.
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