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10,000 displaced by floods in Tana River

 

Youth yesterday carry a motorcycle across a road that had been cut off at Milore, Ganze, Kilifi county, after seasonal rivers burst their banks and paralysed transport.

Youth yesterday carry a motorcycle across a road that had been cut off at Milore, Ganze, Kilifi county, after seasonal rivers burst their banks and paralysed transport.

BY ALPHONCE GARI

 

More than 2,500 families have been displaced by floods in Tana River county after the River Tana overflowed.

This brings to 10,000 the number of people affected by floods in the county.

Residents were displaced in Garsen, Tana Delta, Boji, Hola Galole and Bura, Kenya Red Cross Society’s Gerald Bombe said yesterday.

He is the officer in charge of Tana River and Kitui counties.

Thousands of other residents have also been affected by the raging floods indirectly, Bombe told the Star on the phone.

Floodwaters have also destroyed crops.

“We have already dispatched a team of Kenya Red Cross officials to the ground to assess the situation,” Bombe said.

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