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Heavy downpour, wind destroy over 200 buildings in Rulindo

By IGIHE
On 11 October 2021 at 11:24

Heavy downpour characterized by violent wind, on Saturday 9th October 2021, destroyed 216 houses including residential houses, kitchens, buildings of a health center and fell off eight electric poles in Rulindo district.

The rain which poured down for about two hours ravaged buildings in the cells of Rutonde, Rubona and Kajangwe in Shyorongi sector of Rulindo district.

The mayor of Rulindo district, Emmanuel Kayiranga has said that the assessment of damaged properties is ongoing.

“So far, we have registered a number of destroyed properties including two buildings of Rwahi Health Center, a kitchen at Muvumu Primary School, eight electric posts, 123 residential houses, 13 annex buildings, 32 latrines and three livestock sheds,” he said.

“The rain also destroyed crops including bananas planted on a hectare, beans on 0.7 hectare, maize on five hectares, cassava on 0.2 hectare and sweet potatoes on 0.3 hectare,” added Kayiranga.

He urged residents to tighten their houses’ roofs and support affected neighbors.

The district continues to assess damaged properties as it seeks to provide emergency assistance to disaster-affected residents.


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