Heavy rains kill 55 in one night

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 7 May 2020 at 03:44

Minema said heavy rains on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, May 7, 2020, killed 55 people across the country, damaging infrastructure including bridges and houses.

According to data collected by the Ministry of Infrastructure, infrastructure including roads such as the Gakenke-Vunga-Musanze road, 91 houses, and five bridges were destroyed as flood-waters receded.

The Musanze-Kigali road was also closed by a landslide at Buranga in Gakenke district, but immediate relief was made and its now in use.

The worst affected areas are Nyabihu, Gakenke, Muhanga, Musanze, Ruhango, and Rubavu.

Minema assured that relief would continue to be given to those affected by the rains.


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