At least 65 people were killed after a heavy downfall caused flooding and landslides in Rwanda, the authorities said on Thursday.
The country has, in recent weeks, been hit by torrential rainfall that caused landslides that destroyed homes built on mountain slopes.
Rwanda’s Ministry of Emergency Management said Wednesday night’s rains were the worst in months and caused “a number of disasters” in the districts of Rubavu, Rulindo, Ngororero, Musanze, Muhanga, Nyabihu and Gakenke.
“Up until midnight, 65 death cases had been registered due to floods. The rains also led to damage of infrastructure like roads, 91 houses, 5 bridges and several farms were swept away by the floods,” the ministry said.
Countries across East Africa have experienced heavy rains in the past recent weeks.