Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Burundi floods, landslides kill 60

Flooding and landslides in Burundi have claimed lives of at least 60 people, the Burundi Red Cross officials said.

The natural disaster in Burundi, which started Sunday, has injured over 100 people and destroyed more than 400 houses.

Flooding and landslides have caused huge damage in capital Bujumbura and neighboring provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza.

According to the Xinhua News Service, the whole city of Bujumbura has suffered from blackout. Burundi's Security Minister Gabriel Nizigama said the government will provide the homeless with food and money for burial and new house construction.

Photo below shows landslide destruction in Bujumbura, Burundi (AFP Photo/Esdras Ndikumana).


Lightning strike in Burundi claimed lives of seven students and injured 51 others in January. Lightning bolt hit the classroom where the high school students were sheltering from a severe storm.

Original post: Natural Disasters List February 11, 2014