The incident which occurred on Wednesday 19th October 2022 also saw the roofing of 11 classrooms and a kitchen at Groupe Scolaire Munazi in Save sector blew away and three children injured.
An assessment of damages conducted on Thursday indicated that the rain and wind destroyed 59 houses, equipment and ravaged crops.
The Mayor of Gisagara District, Jérôme Rutaburingoga has told IGIHE that the assessment of damages is ongoing.
“59 houses belonging to 39 families have been destroyed. Affected residents have received emergency assistance and are accommodated by neighours,” he said.
Received items include blankets and soaps among others.
Students at the destroyed school have been given temporary classrooms at a nearby facilities and received school kits including notebooks and pens.
Rutaburingoga said that they are making possible efforts to renovate classrooms and assured residents that the district is working closely with the Ministry of Emergency Management to find shelters.