The deceased was a learner in Primary 1.
The executive secretary of Murundi Sector, Benon Gashayija has told IGIHE that the child was washed away trying to pick a shoe that was lost in a waterway.
“After yesterday’s heavy rain stopped, a child returning home from school was washed away trying to retrieve his shoe that fell in a waterway as he crossed at a bridge,” he said.
Gashayija disclosed that his colleague returned to school and informed teachers and members of the administration. They rushed to the scene and found the child dead in few meters away from the bridge.
Gashayija urged parents to prevent children from playing around water bodies and the school administrations to develop proactive measures and accompany children during the rainy season.