The Catholic Church and Rubavu District officials have comforted the displaced families after heavy rain pounded the Western and Northern parts of Rwanda leaving many displaced while some others have died.
TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt that Monseigneur Anaclet Mwumvaneza of Nyundo Diocese together with the Mayor of Rubavu District have donated foodstuff, shelter and other items to displaced families currently staying in classrooms in Rubavu District.
The Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) says that heavy rains that pounded different parts of the country on the night of Wednesday, May 6, claimed the lives of fifty-five people and destroyed a number of properties in six districts across the country.
However various Media reports indicate that the number of death may be higher than the reported.
Nyabihu, Gakenke, Muhanga, Musanze, Ruhango, and Rubavu, are the most hit districts.
The loss follows an advisory by Rwanda Meteorological Agency (RMA) in March which had predicted an above-average rainfall through May.
The ministry assured that the Government will assist families of the victims noting that, “Families that lost their loved ones (by the rains) will be assisted to arrange funerals, those who were injured were taken to hospitals and those who still dwell in high-risk zones have been temporarily relocated to planned areas.”879