Severe rain has occurred in Rwanda, causing floods and landslides in the northern and western provinces.
There are over 130 people that have died, and the number continues to rise as rescue missions continue to take place.
The Rwanda broadcasting agency reports that there are more than 5 000 houses that have been destroyed so far.
People have also lost their livestock.
Many residents have previously been asked to relocate in the past due to rainfall.
The situation is one of the “highest disaster-induced death tolls to be recorded in the shortest period says the government-backed newspaper.
In addition, the roads are unsuitable to use and have been cut off by landslides and floods.
Rwandas President tweeted, “My deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the landslides and floods that occurred last night in the Western, Northern and Southern Provinces.”
According to the office of the President, those who have been affected by this catastrophe are being temporarily housed.
The New Times reported that the government has also set up a command centre for people.
Nonetheless, the Rwanda Meteorology Agency reports that there will be more rain to come and many areas will see higher-than-average rainfall.
That said, many parts of East Africa will see heavy rainfall too.
Wealthier nations need to come together and work on climate change issues so that natural disasters like this do not happen in Africa and cause many deaths.