Rainstorms destroy 17 Rubavu houses

By Elina Jonas Ruzundaza
On 25 March 2020 at 08:35

Heavy rains on Tuesday this week at around 8:30 pm, were accompanied by strong winds that destroyed 17 houses in Bugeshi Sector, Rubavu District.

A resident native of Bugeshi, Niyonzima Thomas, says they are adjusting to the effects of heavy rains that usually destroy their houses and gardens at the peak of the wet season.

"Here we are adjusting to the wind and rains favored by the surrounding forest. Otherwise, when we are in the rainy season, that’s what happens; houses fly and you see iron sheets in the air like airplanes," he said.

The Executive Secretary of Bugeshi Sector, Jean Bosco Rwibasira, said the storm did not kill any civilians except for the houses that were severely damaged. He promised to advocate for the residents affected by the storm.

"It has been raining for days, but yesterday rainstorms destroyed 17 houses and household items. No casualties have been reported to the district administration," he said, adding that as they await assistance, the 17 families affected are housed in neighborhoods.

Heavy rains on Tuesday this week at around 8:30 pm, were accompanied by strong winds that destroyed 17 houses in Bugeshi Sector, Rubavu District.
he Executive Secretary of Bugeshi Sector, Jean Bosco Rwibasira, said the storm did not kill any civilians except for the houses that were severely damaged.

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