Burera: Flood kills one, destroys infrastructures

he flood that followed heavy rain in the night of 26th April 2021 has taken life of a man identified as Alphonse Habanabakize, 32, destroyed houses, bridges, killed livestock, and ravaged crops in Gahunga sector of Burera district, Northern Province.

It is said that the flooding occasioned by water flowing from Volcanoes has ravaged crops (beans and irish potatoes) on five hectares, killed 3 sheep, 20 chickens, destroyed two bridges and Gahunga-Kinigi road.

The mayor of Burera district, Marie Chantal Uwangirigira said that they are still assessing losses occasioned by flooding.

“The heavy rain that fell last night caused flooding which destroyed crops , houses, livestock and the road connecting Gisizi to Kinigi. We have established that floods have claimed one life. We are still assessing occasioned losses,” she said.

The deceased, Habanabakize was living in Rusenyi village, Kidakama cell, Gahunga sector in Burera district.


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