A sixty-year old woman identified as Mukarusine Valerie, and her 5-year niece, Uwase residing in Rubengera sector, Karongi district, Western Province perished as their house collapsed last night.
The executive secretary of Rubengera sector,Niyigaba Belarmi has told IGIHE that the cause of collapse remains unknown.
“An old woman and her niece died last night as the house in which they slept collapsed. It remains unclear what caused the collapse because the house was neither old nor did rain. It was however covered by clay roofing tiles which might have sucked in water for long leading to the collapse,” he said.
Niyigaba said that they plan to mobilize residents to inspect the status and strength of their houses to deter similar incidences.