Rusizi rainstorms kill one, ravage 26 houses

Published by IGIHE
On 16 February 2017 saa 06:51
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An old woman identified as Nyirarubona Feleciteaged 83 is reported to have died during yesterday’s rainstorm in Gombaniro village, Nyirarubona cell of Bugarama sector in Rusizi district.

It has also left 10 houses completely destroyed and ravaged 16 others.

The executive secretary of Bugarama sector, Rukazambuga Gilbert has told IGIHE that the strong winds left calamities though it was not raining heavily.

“It is true that the old man Nyirarubona has passed away after violent winds destroyed her house as it rained. Ten houses have been completely destroyed while 16 others had minor damages. Another wounded resident has been taken at a health center,” he said.

Rukazambuga explained that the old woman’s body has been taken at Gihundwe hospital while affected residents whose houses were demolished are accommodated by neighbors.

Rusizi district official in charge of disaster response management,Nziranziza Martin said they are taking stock of the damage and affected families to provide basic support within two days in collaboration with partners.

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One of destroyed houses in Rusizi district.