Patel Dam tragedy: 44 dead, 41 in hospital and 40 missing

This image taken on May 10, 2018 shows the damage caused by cascading water after Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, burst its banks. PHOTO | AYUB MUIYURO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • About 10 million litres of water was retained as 90 per cent of the dam’s volume poured downstream.
  • Nakuru County government will do its best to evacuate affected families and assist victims get medical attention.

The rumble at about 8pm on Wednesday sounded like a faint clap of thunder.

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