Kenya dam disaster: Rescuers searching for survivors

After the heaviest rains in two decades, flooding leaves at least 49 dead, more missing and thousands homeless.

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    Rescuers in Kenya are searching for survivors after a dam collapsed, killing at least 49 people with several more still missing.

    The dam in the Rift Valley - which is around 150km north of the capital, Nairobi - burst its banks on Wednesday, washing away almost an entire village.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Kenya.


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