Survivors recount Patel Dam horror – PHOTOS & VIDEO
At around 9pm Patel dam in Solai, Subukia Sub-County burst its banks. The water has caused huge destruction of both life and property. The extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained. The County Government of Nakuru, Kenya Red Cross and the local leadership are coordinating rescue operations. The county dispatched ambulances to the scene to aid in evacuation of victims.On the fateful Wednesday night, Pius Mzee was chatting with his wife and four children after supper when raging waters stormed into his house.He said he tried running away with his two daughters, aged four and six, but was overpowered by the racing waters outside.
Mzee resigned to fate when he was hit by huge rocks and boulders that were being rolled by the fast-running waters.
“My wife was with two children and immediately it happened, I could not trace them. Up to now, I do not know where they are,” he told the Nation from his hospital bed at Nakuru Level Five Hospital.