Burst dam at Kenyan rose farm lacked permits, police investigate

By Maggie Fick SOLAI, Kenya, May 11 : A dam on a Kenyan commercial farm that burst this week, killing at least 45 people, was built illegally, the water resource regulator said on Friday, as police opened an initial investigation into the disaster. The minister in charge of water also ordered other dams on the […]

Kenya’s top prosecutor orders dam disaster investigation

By Maggie Fick SOLAI, Kenya, May 11 : Kenya’s chief prosecutor on Friday ordered police to investigate a dam-burst on a commercial farm in the Rift Valley that killed dozens of people as a wall of water tore down a hillside, obliterating everything in its path. At least 44 people were killed when the reservoir […]

Kenya’s top prosecutor orders dam disaster investigation

By Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, May 11 : Kenya’s chief prosecutor on Friday ordered police to investigate a dam-burst on a commercial farm in the Rift Valley that killed dozens of people as a wall of water tore down a hillside, obliterating everything in its path. At least 44 people were killed when the reservoir, used […]

Mudslides and flooding kill at least 13 in California

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 : At least 13 people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month. Heavy downpours struck before dawn on Tuesday after […]

At least 8 dead in Southern California flooding, mudslides

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 : At least eight people died and thousands fled from their homes in Southern California on Tuesday as a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides on slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off protective vegetation last month. Heavy downpours struck before dawn on Tuesday after […]