Heavy rains claim thirteen lives

By IGIHE
On 4 February 2020 at 11:14

The Ministry for Disaster Management (MINEMA) has announced that thirteen people have been confirmed dead as a result of the heavy downpour that occurred on 2nd February 2020, injured two and15 houses were destroyed.

MINEMA says the rain was characterized by hailstorms, lightning, and hailstones which largely led to loss of lives and property.

Most damages were identified in Kicukiro and Gatsibo districts.

In Gasabo district, a house collapsed and swept away by floods, killing all seven members of the household, but by press time only four bodies had been recovered.

One person in Rulindo was struck by lightning and is in critical condition. Houses that were razed down include; one in Bwishyura Sector, Karongi district, one in Rusiga sector, Rulindo , 12 in Nyarugenge sector, Nyarugenge district.


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