Kenya

At least four dead, 13 buried in Kenya landslides

Nairobi_(dpa) _ Landslides in western Kenya have killed at least four people and left at least 13 buried, a Red Cross spokesman said Monday.

"We don't expect to find any more alive. It is an unfortunate tragedy. The soil is still very loose so we advise people to stay away from the area," said Anthony Mwangi, spokesman for the Kenya Red Cross Society.

The strongest mudslides occurred Saturday morning, sweeping away houses and cattle, killing an unknown number of livestock in its way.

Residents around Khusavali village in western Kakamega district told the BBC the number of dead was at least 20.

Mwangi said the Red Cross had 40 of its rescuers at the site and it was providing shelter, mosquito nets and blankets to the 40 families who have been displaced.

Two more minor landslides hit the area Monday morning, but no-one was injured, Mwangi said. dpa tg pmc

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