51 dead in torrential 'disaster' in Burundi capital

AFP , Monday 10 Feb 2014

At least 51 people died in flooding and landslides in a night of torrential rain in Bujumbura, Burundi's Security Minister said Monday.

"The rain that fell in torrents overnight on the capital caused a disaster," the minister, Gabriel Nizigama said, adding: "We have already found the bodies of 51 people killed when their houses collapsed or were swept away" by the floods.

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