Heavy downpour destroys 52 houses, 3 churches in Kirehe

By IGIHE
On 20 September 2019 at 10:47

Heavy downpour characterized by violent wind on Thursday destroyed 52 houses, 3 churches, 33 kitchens and 52 latrines in Nasho sector of Kirehe district.

The rain poured down from 2 to 3 pm.

The executive secretary of the Nasho sector, Modeste Nzirabatinya has told IGIHE that a lot of properties including banana gardens were destroyed though it rained for a while.

“The rain destroyed 10 hectares of banana plantation, electric cables carrying electricity to Gatare and Gatarama villages of Rugoma cell. We are organizing a special community work to reinstall flown roofs again. We helped them to get accommodations to neighbors in the evening,” he said.

One of the flown roofs fell on one resident identified as Gaudence Mukampore who succumbed to injuries and admitted at Mulindi health center.

Kirehe is one of the districts prone to disasters when it rains heavily. Similar heavy downpour ravaged many properties in April this year additional to 228 houses and 183 hectares of crops that had been destroyed in January 2019.

Heavy downpour characterized by violent wind destroyed 52 houses, 3 churches

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