This photo taken on November 13, 2012 shows people in Rumonge, sixty miles south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA
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At least 51 people perished in flooding and landslides in a night of torrential rain in the Burundi capital that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power, officials said Monday.Nizigama said burials of the victims would begin on Monday because there was not enough space for their bodies in the capital's mortuaries.He was speaking at a police station in the northern part of Bujumbura, the area hardest hit by the landslides and flooding after the rains began lashing the capital late Sunday. Torrential rain fell solidly for 10 hours overnight, causing power cuts in whole areas of the city.
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