A six-year-old girl was buried alive and more than 300 people displaced in Kapsangar, West Pokot County following a landslide that occurred Thursday night as a result of heavy rains in the area. Eight people were injured, 13 cows buried alive, 46 houses and a school also destroyed by the landslide.
According to Red Cross, West Pokot county coordinator Mr. Carlos Kibet, the eight people who were injured are recuperating at Kapenguria Referral Hospital. Kibet said Kaghmuu primary school was totally destroyed as more than 300 pupils are forced to stay at home.
“The school has permanent and mud-walled classrooms which were totally damaged. It might not be constructed soon because the landslides are unpredictable,” he said. He pointed out that the displaced families are in dire need of humanitarian aid.
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