Eight killed in Rwanda landslide

May 13, 2009 12:00 am

, KIGALI, May 13 – A family of eight was wiped out in northern Rwanda when torrential rains caused a landslide that swept away their home, government radio reported on Wednesday.

Valens Rudakubana was the only survivor of Monday’s landslide in the village of Cyamuhinda which killed his wife, his daughter and six grandchildren, Radio Rwanda said.

The central African nation’s northern hills are frequently hit by devastating rains.


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