Floods and landslides in Karongi, Western Province, Rwanda, May 2018.
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Floods and landslides in Karongi, Western Province, Rwanda, May 2018.
At least 18 people have died in a landslide in Western Province of Rwanda.

Heavy rain triggered a massive landslide in Rwankuba sector of Karongi district in Western Province, late on Sunday, 06 May, 2018. Dozens of homes were destroyed. Rwanda Red Cross says that at least 300 people are homeless. The Red Cross added that around 12 people have been injured.

The country's Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) said that at least 18 people died in Karongi. Minister De Bonheur Jeanne, along with the Governor of Western Province, joined the population of Rwankuba sector for the funeral of 15 victims today, Tuesday 08 May, adding that three other victims were buried yesterday.

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