An overnight torrential rain over a span of 10 hours has caused deaths and widespread damage in Bujumbura, Burundi.
A message from Telesphore Niyonkuru:
“Many warm greetings from Bujumbura!
First of all, we wish to assure you that we are all fine.
On 11th February, we had a very heavy rain fall that caused floods and landslides in the capital Bujumbura. More than 100 people lost their lives and the flow of water with mud gushing down from the hills around the city has washed away around 4,000 homes. Bujumbura is on a plain that lies between a range of hills and Lake Tanganyika
As you can imagine, many roads and crops have also been destroyed.
As Youth for a United World (Y4UW), we are collecting clothes for all those persons who took refuge in the Church and other places.
Please keep us in your prayers.”