Floods and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa

Floods and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa
Floods and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa

Heavy rainfall from 17 to 20 April 2020 led to fatal floods and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi. Local media confirmed nine dead and about 27,000 injured.

In Rwanda, rainfall caused landslides in the Gikumbi area of the northern province, with the Nyankenke and Kageyo sectors being the worst affected areas.

Officials reported property damage and six deaths in Gikumbi. "The Gikumbi District sadly reports the deaths of six residents who were killed by landslides caused by the rain that largely destroyed several parts of the cities of Nyankenke and Kageyo," said Mayor Felix Ndayambae.

Public infrastructure has been badly damaged, including roads from various parts of the area. In addition, livestock also died, such as goats and chickens. About 48 housing units were destroyed, while approximately 2 hectares of various crops were washed away, as well as a total of 15 hectares of soybeans in the Remer area.

Le Ministre de @BurundiSecurity au chevet des victimes des inondations de la nuit d'hier ayant provoqué les crues de la rivière Rusizi en @BujumburaProv. Pas de dégâts humains mais 6000 ménages (27000 personnes) affectés. La Police coordonne les secours.

- Burundi Sécurité (@BurundiSecurity) April 20, 2020

Les maisons érigées sur le long du lac #Tanganyika sont menacées par ce lac. Depuis Gatumba (Nord-ouest) jusqu'à la commune #NyanzaLac (sud du pays) les infrastructures s'https://t.co/tqFRkiH00p population de la localité crie au secours. @ BMineagrie @ MDPHASG1 @ PNUDBurundi #Burundi pic. twitter.com/5e1vquxlZ6

- Urumuri News (@UrumuriN) April 20, 2020

La montée des eaux du #Tanganyika fait encore parler d'elle, ce soir: les chaises du Geny's Beach inondées.

Jusqu'où le lac s'arrêtera-t-il? #Burundi #nature

- Jimbere (@JimbereMag) April 18, 2020

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