Kenyan dam burst killed 48 workers

Vastavam web: Kenyan emergency workers have found three more bodies after a dam burst last week, police said today, bringing the toll from the tragedy to 48, while authorities confirmed no one else was missing.The body of an 11-year-old boy was found Monday after two others were uncovered Sunday, as rescuers spent five days picking through mud and debris in Solai, near the central Rift Valley city of Nakuru.On Friday authorities had said 40 people were still missing, however a search among those displaced and already found dead revealed that all had been accounted for by Saturday.

It was on Wednesday last week that a portion of the earthen wall of the dam collapsed, sending millions of litres of water coursing down a muddy slope, engulfing nearby settlements and destroying power lines over a stretch of some 10 kilometres (six miles).