18 dead in Rwanda because of heavy rain, that’s over 200 since January
Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 18 people in Rwanda’s Northern and Western province over the weekend, reported Reuters. This pushed the death toll since January to more than 200, a government official said.
The heavy rains on Sunday night killed 15 people in Western and Northern provinces, Philippe Habinshuti, director of response and recovery unit at the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs, said in a statement. “The four months have been far worse than last year and other years. This is terrifying,” Habinshuti told Reuters.
Three people died earlier on Sunday in Rubavu district, the ministry said.