Claude Twishime, the PR & Communications Officer at the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR) has confirmed to the Light Magazine on May 7, 2018 that 15 people were killed and three still missing as a result of the heavy rains in Rwanda over the weekend.
Out of the 15 who were killed on Sunday, thirteen were killed by landslides, one by lightning and two by floods..
“About 31 houses were destroyed over the weekend” he added.
He said that most deaths occurred on Sunday while three people were killed on Saturday
“Lightning killed one person in Rubavu District where floods killed two,” Twishime said.
About 200 people have so far been claimed by disasters since January MIDIMAR says.