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At least 45 people die in western Kenya as floodwaters sweep away houses and cars

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flash floods and a landslide swept through houses and cut off a major road in Kenya, killing at least 45 people and leaving dozens missing, the Interior Ministry said. Police initially blamed the flooding on a burst dam. But in a statement late Monday the Nakuru County said that the water mass that caused the flash floods was a clogged railway tunnel. Vehicles were entangled in the debris on one of Kenya’s busiest highways and paramedics treated the injured. Ongoing rains in Kenya have caused flooding that has already killed nearly 100 people and postponed the opening of schools.

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