Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead

Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR) said that at least 18 people have died in the last 24 hours (23 to 24 April, 2018) as a result of floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain.

Among the worst hit areas is Gasabo district in Kigali, close to the nation’s capital. Disaster officials said that as many as 8 people have died as a result of heavy rain that fell overnight.

MIDIMAR said that seven deaths also occurred in Rulindo district, Northern Province, where heavy rain triggered a landslide that buried houses. Three more deaths were reported in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province.

Flooding in Rwanda, April 2018. Photo: MIDIMAR

Flood Summary

Last updated: April 26, 2018
Rwanda, April 2018
April 23 to April 25, 2018
Flash flood, Landslide
Extreme rainfall


A - Gasabo
B - Rulindo
C - Gatsibo
D - Nyabihu
E - Rwamagana


18 people
Rwanda - April 23 to April 25, 2018
8 in Gasabo, 7 in Rulindo, 3 in Gatsibo
Buildings destroyed
79 buildings
Rwanda - April 23 to April 25, 2018
31 in Nyabihu District and 48 in Rwamagana District.