Death toll in Rwanda’s floods rises to at least 127

The number of victims in Rwanda’s floods has risen to at least 127.

Torrential rains have swept through the Western , Southern and Northern provinces destroying homes and causing landslides.
According to Rwandan authorities, most of the deaths occurred in the Western Province bordering Lake Kivu .

Rwanda’s minister in charge of emergency management, Marie Solange Kayisire , announced that emergency relief was already on the way.

In neighbouring Uganda , six people died in the west of the country when landslides struck their homes after days of torrential rain, according to the local Red Cross .

Experts say extreme weather events are happening with increased frequency and intensity due to climate change .
Last month, at least 14 people died after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides in southern Ethiopia .

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