Landslide During Heavy Downpour Buries Two Children Alive

NAIROBI, Kenya (April 17, 2013)--Two children buried alive in a landslide overnight in Kenya have died, as the country's death toll from heavy flooding rose to 41, a Red Cross official said Wednesday.

The Red Cross said the landslide in Narok County happened after a heavy downpour that destroyed houses and farms.

The two children were buried alive while they slept.

A search and rescue mission to find the children was hampered by impassable roads.

The bodies were recovered in the afternoon.

Kenya's annual long rains have brought heavy flooding around the country, displacing thousands of people.

The Red Cross says 41 people have died from floods in recent days.

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