At least 20 dead after dam bursts in Kenya: police

Nairobi (AFP) – At least 20 people died after a dam burst near a populated area in southern Kenya following heavy rains, police said Thursday.

The incident in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, occurred Wednesday evening, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP by telephone, adding that 36 people had been hospitalised.