>> This is the trail of devastation left after a dam burst on a rose farm in Kenya's Rift Valley. Unleashing a torrent that surged down a hill and smashed into two villages, killing dozens of people.>>
Flood water carved out a chasm, and swept away power lines, homes, and buildings, including a primary school, which was closed.
Many houses were damaged or destroyed. So forceful was the deluge, that two women's bodies were found several kilometers away.
> Even before the dam at Solei Farm burst, two months of rain had wreaked havoc in East Africa.
And thought they were explosions or someone firing a gun, little did I know, it was the sound of buildings, which were being destroyed. I jumped off my motorbike and run towards the hotel, which was nearby.>>
Killing 132 people, and displacing more than 200,000 in Kenya alone, wrecking roads and bridges to the cost of millions of dollars. The fertile Rift Valley is dotted with commercial farms that export flowers, fruit, and vegetables, to Europe. More heavy rains are forecast there and in the Lake Victoria basin over the next few weeks, the UN says flooding could get worse.