Kenya – Flood Death Toll Rises 200 While 1,00,000 peoples are Displaced
Adnan Mahfuz Tazvir (class VIII – English version,
Motijheel Ideal school and college, Dhaka)
At a time when the whole world has turned into a place of death due to COVID-19 Coronavirus, Kenya experienced a huge flood that causes a death toll of 200 people while about 1,00, 000 peoples displaced from their house as quoted BBC and FloodList.
This occurred while the Turkwel Gorge and Masinga dams have filled to maximum capacity due to continuous raining for the last 3 weeks.
Kenyan Minister Eugene Wamalwa said, “More than 600,000 Kenyans in 122,000 households have been adversely affected by the effects of the ongoing heavy rains, which are expected to continue up to June.
” In addition, the country’s 8,000 acres of crops have been damaged and many important installations have been flooded.
The death toll of 200 people due to floods is really worrying. The Minister said, “It is unfortunate that the floods and landslides experienced at a time when the country is grappling with the COVID-19.
Face masks will issue among all the flood-affected persons that got shelter in various camps while clean water will provide through water bowsers.”
According to the statement received from a Kenyan government source the Turkwel Gorge dam and Masinga dam filled to a maximum capacity which has never been recorded in history. This occurred due to heavy rains are flooding neighboring Lake Victoria of neighboring Uganda.
The rainfall is expected to continue in the next few weeks.
On the other hand, the coastal areas in the western part of the country also experienced flood by the river overflow.
Source: GreenPage Bangla Version