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Man spends 5 days trapped on a tree to escape flood disaster

Floods and landslides in Kenya have killed 181 people since March and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes

The flood forced the Kenyan to stay on the tree for days [Kenya Red Cross]

The Kenya Red Cross said in a message published on X that it rescued 36 people by air and 25 by land. Some places where tourists stay are still cut off from the world.

The water washed away houses and tents, taking with them documents and personal belongings of tourists; it also broke the bridge.

Local authorities, quoted by Kenya's The Standard newspaper, said some tourists may have problems returning to their home countries because the roads to Nairobi are impassable.

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The famous Masai Mara is a popular destination for tourists and the habitat of the so-called The Big Five, i.e. lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes, but also giraffes, hippos and cheetahs, animals which, according to local authorities, also suffer huge losses during floods.

Floods and landslides in Kenya have killed 181 people since March and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, the government and the Red Cross said on Wednesday. Many people are still missing.

In the worst single incident, around 50 residents of a single village were killed when a dam broke in the Rift Valley on Monday. Meteorologists have warned that heavy rain will continue to hit the region in the coming days.

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