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Floods Ravage East African Countries, Claim Lives & Destroy Property Worth Millions

Floods Ravage East African Countries, Claim Lives & Destroy Property Worth Millions

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By Elite Reporter Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides across East Africa in recent weeks, aggravating an already challenging situation as countries in the region battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The destruction caused by the heavy rainfall has killed hundreds of people in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia and has also forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. This week, officials in Kenya and Rwanda said nearly 200 and 65 people had died in both countries, respectively, with floodwaters and mudslides destroying houses, washing away bridges and straining critical infrastructure. On Saturday, Kenya and Uganda suffered nationwide electricity outages, leaving tens of millions of people without power. However, health experts are worri...
Tragic: Dozens Perish As Heavy Rains Cause Landslides In Rwanda

Tragic: Dozens Perish As Heavy Rains Cause Landslides In Rwanda

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By Elite Reporter Over 65 people have died in Rwanda after heavy rains caused landslides on Thursday night that damaged houses and washed away bridges, according to officials. The country has, in recent weeks, been hit by torrential downpours that have led to floods and landslides that crushed homes built on mountain slopes, with similar scenes playing out across East Africa. In a statement on Thursday, Rwanda's Ministry of Emergency Management said major rains the night before were the worst in months and caused "a number of disasters" in seven districts: Gakenke, Nyabihu, Muhanga, Musanze, Ngororero, Rulindo and Rubavu. "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 sev...
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