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 .