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Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Heavy rains lashing Rwanda over the past few days have led to destructive floods and mudslides in which at least 72 people lost their lives. Officials confirmed extensive damage to infrastructure, livelihood, and properties. Rwanda has witnessed weather disturbances...

May 11, 2020

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Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Heavy rains battering much of Rwanda since May 1, 2020, triggered severe flooding and landslides, resulting in eight fatalities and hundreds of damaged homes and roads, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) reported on May 4. The affected areas are mostly...

May 05, 2020

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides claim at least 60 lives in Rwanda, more than 1 000 homes damaged

Heavy rains, floods, and landslides affecting Rwanda since January 2020 have killed more than 60 people and damaged more than 1 000 homes, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) reported. At least 10 lives have been lost since the beginning of March. Over 11...

March 11, 2020

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Rwanda

Heavy rains that hit most parts of Rwanda on Sunday, February 2, 2020, killed at least 13 people, including seven people from the same family in capital Kigali, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in its provisional damage assessment report. "We can...

February 04, 2020

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Severe storm hits Rwanda's capital Kigali, destroying more than 110 homes and killing 12

Heavy downpour hit Rwanda's capital and largest city, Kigali, on the night of Christmas, December 25, 2019, killing 12 people. The storm also destroyed a least 113 houses, 49 ha (121 acres) of agricultural fields, and several infrastructures including roads and...

December 27, 2019

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At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 people have been killed this week in Rwanda after storms triggered floods and landslides in the country's west. Some people are still missing, government said May 8, 2018. A spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees said that 15...

May 08, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR), at least 18 people have died in floods and landslides from April 23 to 24, 2018. "Eighteen people passed on due to disasters caused by heavy rains in the night of April 23," MIDIMAR...

April 25, 2018

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Heavy rain and floods killed 41 people, destroyed 3 000 homes in Rwanda

Heavy rains that flooded Rwanda since the beginning of March killed at least 41 people and injured more than 160, Rwanda's Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said April 16, 2018. The agency added that floods unleashed by heavy rains also killed...

April 17, 2018

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Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda

16 people have been killed and 140 injured after a lightning hit Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The incident occurred in the town of Gihemvu in mountainous Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province, killing 14 victims on the...

March 11, 2018

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Several dead, at least 24 injured in devastating rainstorms, Rwanda

Starting on September 17, 2017, several provinces of Rwanda have been struck by severe storms and rain, causing major damage, taking several lives and forcing people out of their homes. The unfortunate event began at around 15:30 local time in provinces Nyamasheke,...

October 05, 2017

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Heavy rains and landslides kill at least 53, destroy more than 500 homes in Rwanda

At least 53 people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on May 7 and 8 in Rwanda, local authorities reported Monday, May 9, 2016. The worst affected was Gakenke district, in the country's north, where downpours destroyed about 300...

May 09, 2016