BUJUMBURA, 14 April 2009 (IRIN) -
Rain-induced floods have displaced over 8,000 people in a commune north
of Bujumbura, the Burundian capital, and damaged at least 1,200 houses
as well as crops, an official has said.
"The rains have destroyed many houses
and crops; others are still flooded," Moise Ndayisenga, the administrator
of Buterere Commune, said.
More rain fell on 12 April in Buterere
- a low-lying area - but the displacement and damage caused has not been
fully assessed because some locations are still inaccessible, the official