Sorrow as Sand Harvester Buried Alive in Busia as Rains Intensify – Video

Even as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in various parts of the country, residents of Bunyula, Busia County were on Friday left in pain and sorrow after one of their own was buried alive as he harvested sand.


The 42-year-old man was reportedly busy digging for sand during the morning incident. KTN reported that children, who witnessed the tragedy, called for help, but it was too late to save his life.

This comes after the Kenya Meteorological Department warned Kenyans to brace themselves for more heavy rainfall in the next few days.

43 people lost their lives in West Pokot county due to heavy rainfall on November 22
Over 50 people lost their lives in West Pokot County due to heavy rainfall

According to the Met department, heavy rains are expected in Nairobi, Narok, Nakuru, Migori and Kisumu with the department asking residents to be on the lookout for floods.

According to the Weatherman, the rains are expected to escalate from November 29 to December 4, 2019. The rainfall is expected to continue for the entire season but with occasional breaks.

Kenyans have also be advised to avoid being victims of landslides by moving to safer grounds.

“People in landslide-prone areas especially over the slopes of the Aberdare ranges, Mt Kenya and other hilly areas over the western region should also be on high alert,” cautioned the weatherman.


Kenya Railway on Friday suspended commuter services to Imara, Syokimau, Rongai, Ngong after line between Nairobi CBD and Syokimau was submerged by heavy rains.


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