Torrential downpour triggers deadly landslide in Nairobi slum

 
At least six people were killed on Wednesday morning after a landslide engulfed a slum north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Following a night of torrential rain, two massive boulders reportedly rolled over a number of houses, crushing them. According to the Red Cross, the disaster destroyed a total of 40 homes and put an additional nine people in the hospital.
 
The military was called in for reinforcement after the landslide, and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has since visited the scene.
 
These images of emergency efforts in the aftermath of the disaster were posted on Twitter by members of the Kenyan Red Cross.
 
 
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga (centre) surveys the damage.
 

 
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