TNPSC Thervupettagam

Nakuru dam burst

May 4 , 2024 46 days 155 0
  • The old Kijabe dam was broken near a village in the Rift Valley region of southern Kenya.
  • It is a hillside barrier formed naturally over decades after railway construction work by Kenya’s former British colonial rulers.
  • Kenya, along with neighbouring Tanzania and Burundi, has recently been hit hard by floods.
  • The ongoing heavy rainfall in Kenya has deposited debris, stones and soil.
  • This caused the tunnel to become blocked and ultimately burst.
  • Late last year, more than 300 people died in rains and floods in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
  • As per the UN’s World Meteorological Organization, the latest El Nino is one of the five strongest ever recorded.

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