This tragic incident occurred in Butare Cell, Gihombo Sector, on 2nd of March 2023, around 11:30 a.m.
The two victims have been identified as Ndahimana Jonathan, aged 57, and Bizimana Phanuel, aged 18.
Athanasie Mukankusi, the Nyamasheke District Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs has told IGIHE that the injured victims have been promptly transported to Mugonero Hospital for immediate medical care.
"A group of ten individuals was constructing a stone wall when the slope unexpectedly collapsed. Tragically, two people lost their lives instantly, while the remaining eight survivors sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment," she stated.
Mukankusi further speculated that the collapse might have been triggered by recent heavy rainfall, saturating the soil and weakening the slope’s stability.