The death toll after the Patel dam burst in central Kenya on May 9, 2018 has reached 48 and still continues to rise. There 40 people still missing, officials said.
Over 500 homes were affected after the private Patel dam in Solai collapsed last week, submerging homes over a radius of nearly 2 km (1.2 miles).
Search and rescue operations are ongoing with the support of Kenya Red Cross.
Over 170 people have been killed and more than 300 000 displaced since the start of the wet season in March.
Over the next 24 hours, more thunderstorms could affect most of the western areas of the country, including the ones already affected.
The European Commission has released €1.5 million in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most affected people.
Featured image credit: Al Jazeera
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