Landslides wreak havoc in West Pokot County, 24 feared dead.

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Landslides[Photos/Courtesy].

“The report we have from locals, particularly neighbours is that up to 15 people are missing and their houses cannot be seen. They include men, women and children.” A Police reported to the Standard.

Twenty four people feared dead in Pokot South West Pokot County following a killer landslide that occurred on Friday night killing atleast 24 people including seven family members.

It is reported that the slides buried victims alive before rescue teams swung into action to save the lucky ones.

Popular jihami.com can report that, rescue efforts involving security officers and locals are underway with the exact number of casualties yet to be confirmed.

“The report we have from locals, particularly neighbours is that up to 15 people are missing and their houses cannot be seen. They include men, women and children.” A Police reported to the Standard.

According to the Kenya Red Cross, massive landslides hit the area following heavy downpour experienced in recent time.

Pokot South County Commissioner Apollo Okello said the rescue operation is been hampered after most bridges were swept away with the heavy downpour.

He expressed fear that many people could be trapped in the affected villages in Pokot South and Pokot Central.

“Seven people of the same family were buried alive in Nyarkulian area, Pokot South and 24 were buried alive in Muino area, Pokot Central Sub County,” he Okello.

The slide have also stretched upto Pokot Central where a village has been swept.

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