Flooding, landslides in Rwanda leave at least 127 dead

Torrential rains have caused flooding and landslides in the eastern African country of Rwanda. Local authorities said on Wednesday that at least 127 people had been killed.

Rescue workers are racing to save residents and searching for the missing.

Footage taken by Reuters shows houses destroyed in floods, as well as people trying to take their belongings out in waist-deep floodwaters.

In Uganda, which borders Rwanda, the Red Cross Society reported on Wednesday that landslides triggered by downpours left six people dead in a mountainous area in the country's southwest.

Rwanda and Uganda have seen heavy rainfalls since late March.