It is said that the rain characterized by wind occasioned floods, landslides while some houses’ roofs were blown away.
As he interacted with residents from Mushubi Sector today, Police Commander for Nyamagabe District, SSP Burahinda Ntacyo reminded them to develop proactive measures against disasters.
“Recently, rain killed a large number of residents in this district. Therefore, you need to be cautious and avoid neglecting any water body whatever the size. We have so far lost eight people all attempting to cross rivers. You need to exercise extreme vigilance to remain safe,” he said.
The deceased include two students washed away by River Nkomane as they returned home from school.
The Mayor of Nyamagabe District, Hildebrand Niyomwungeri has requested residents to heighten vigilance during the rainy season and relocate from risky zones prone to landslides.
He reminded them to tighten roofs lest they are blown away by wind and dig waterways to prevent disasters.
The disasters also ravaged crops and destroyed houses in different sectors.