NAIROBI, Kenya (NEWSnet/AP) — A dam collapsed in western Kenya early Monday, killing at least 45 people and leaving dozens missing, the Interior Ministry said.

The Kenya Red Cross said 109 people were hospitalized while 49 others were reported missing.

Ongoing rains in Kenya have caused flooding that has already killed nearly 100 people and postponed the opening of schools. 

The Kenya National Highways Authority issued an alert warning motorists to brace for heavy traffic and debris that blocked the roads around Naivasha and Narok, west of the capital, Nairobi.

The wider East African region is experiencing flooding due to the heavy rains, and 155 people have reportedly died in Tanzania while more than 200,000 people affected in neighboring Burundi.

Kenya’s main airport was flooded on Saturday, forcing some flights to be diverted, as videos of a flooded runway, terminals and cargo section were shared online.

More than 200,000 people across Kenya the country have been hit by the floods, with houses in flood-prone areas submerged and people seeking refuge in schools.

President William Ruto had instructed the National Youth Service to provide land for use as a temporary camp for those affected.

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