Dam Collapses in Western Kenya, Killing at Least 40

A dam collapsed in western Kenya early Monday, killing at least 40 people after a wall of water swept through houses and cut off a major road, the police said.

The collapse of the Old Kijabe Dam, in the Mai Mahiu area of the Great Rift Valley region that is prone to flash floods, sent water spilling downstream, carrying with it mud, rocks and uprooted trees, a police official, Stephen Kirui, said.

Vehicles were entangled in the debris on the roads, and paramedics treated the injured as waters submerged large areas.

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