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Sebeya floods ravage 172 houses

By IGIHE
On 11 February 2021 at 08:55

River Sebeya flooding that followed heavy rain on Tuesday night has destroyed 172 houses and three hectares.

Rubavu district officials have told IGIHE that the rain in the night of 9th February 2021 destroyed several infrastructure including roads, houses and arable lands belonging to residents.

The mayor of Rubavu district, Habyarimana Gilbert has revealed that River Sebeya flooding destroyed wiped out 6 houses and ravaged 166 houses.

He however explained that no one lost life over the flooding. “No one has died or been injured. On the other hand six houses have been completely destroyed while 166 houses were ravaged as water flew through them,” he said.

Among others, Habyarimana explained that three arable hectares were ravaged as well as two roads in Kanama and Nyundo sectors.

The six families with wiped out houses were accommodated by neighbors. He appealed on residents to continue scaling up erosion control measures to contain further related disasters.


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