Bukinanyana: more than two hundred houses destroyed by torrential rains

Bukinanyana: more than two hundred houses destroyed by torrential rains

220 houses and 7 classrooms demolished, several hectares of fields damaged, suggests a report of the damage caused by torrential rains mixed with hail this Tuesday September 12 and Wednesday September 13 on the Masango and Kibati hills, in the Masango zone Bukinanyana commune in the Cibitoke province (north-west of Burundi). The communal administration is asking benefactors to assist the affected population. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

98 houses, 7 classrooms and several crop fields were destroyed on the hills of Burimbi and Kibati where 122 houses were damaged, suggests a report by a grassroot administrator, on the Nyamirambo and Gakomero sub-hills.

The same source believes the affected are in total desolation due to lack of housing adding they are spending the night under the stars.

The victims are asking for emergency assistance to help them because they do not have anything to eat following the rains which have damaged all the crops.

The municipal administration confirms this information and specifies they are counting casualities. The municipal authorities indicate that they will look for potential donors for an emergency intervention, because according to them, the municipality alone cannot cope.

These administrators call on the population to help each other while waiting for potencial help from outside the municipality.

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