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Torrential rains kill 10 in western Rwanda

Torrential rains hit Karongi District, Western Rwanda, killing 10 people, a local leader said on Monday, May 7, 2018.

The heavy downpour triggered landslides that killed many

Executive Secretary of Rwankuba sector, Vedaste Kuzabaganwa, told newsmen that the heavy downpour, which started around 8 p.m. on Sunday and stopped around 2 a.m. on Monday, triggered landslides that killed the victims from the sector.

Kuzabaganwa said some residents are missing and the death toll could go up.

Heavy rains have caused a large number of casualties in Rwanda since the beginning of this year.

No fewer than 183 people were killed and 215 others were injured in Rwanda by disasters triggered by heavy rains in the first four months of 2018, according to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees of Rwanda.

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