A number of countries in east Africa is being shaken by the extreme weather

There are fears that it could lead to epidemics in south Sudan, where up to a million people affected by the storms. the Number of dead after landslides and f

A number of countries in east Africa is being shaken by the extreme weather

There are fears that it could lead to epidemics in south Sudan, where up to a million people affected by the storms.

the Number of dead after landslides and floods in Kenya at the weekend has risen to at least 52, inform the authorities.

Several of the dead is found in the Pokot region, which lies 350 kilometers from the capital city Nairobi, where torrential rain has led to landslides and flooding.

Kenya's interior ministry said Saturday that rescue teams in helicopters from the military and the police was sent to Vestpokot, which was first reported about 30 deaths.

It is not only Kenya, which is currently affected by heavy precipitation. In several countries in east Africa, Tempobet the situation is critical.

Alone in south Sudan are up against a million people affected by the storms.

There are fears that there could be epidemics or famine in some areas.

Also in Ethiopia and Tanzania are reported on the landslide. In Tanzania at least ten people drowned after they were carried away by floodwaters from a river gone over its banks.

In Somalia, tens of thousands displaced by the unusually large water masses.

It is not unusual for east Africa to be hit by floods.

But the researchers say that the storm is enhanced by a strong klimafænomen in The Indian Ocean, which is stronger than it has been in years.

- the Extremes are more pronounced than in the past, says the deputy director of Kenya's Meteorological Department, Bernard Chanzu, the news agency Reuters.

/ritzau/AFP

Date Of Update: 25 November 2019, 17:00

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