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FIVE PEOPLE SWEPT AWAY BY RUNNING WATER IN KISORO DISTRICT

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Five people in Nyarusiza sub-county in Kisoro district are feared dead and several others are missing after being swept away by running last evening.

The most affected are residents of Koranya trading center in Buzeyi village, Rucantege, Rukeri Sooko, and Nyagihenge villages in Rukongi parish.   

Bernard Mbereyinka, an eyewitness told our reporter that the running water resulting from heavy rains swept through Koranya trading center and later spread to neighboring villages. 

Mbereyinka says that the heavy downpour started around 05:00 PM last evening and lasted for about four hours. 

He says that the water was flowing from Mount Muhabuura and Mgahinga National park.

Alex Nambajimana, Kisoro District LC 5 Vice Chairman told our reporter that among the dead and missing are Rwandan nationals who have been renting in the Koranya trading center, a woman, and two children who were inside their rooms.

Boaz Arinitwe, the Kisoro District Police Community Liaisons Officer, says that the Police Fire and Rescue team is in the area to help trace for the disaster victims.

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