Man who breached lockdown ‘killed by crocodile’


A man in Rwanda, who breached the ongoing lock-down to reportedly go fishing, has been killed and eaten by a crocodile, the mayor of the Southern Kamonyi district has told the BBC.

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Alice Kayitesi said the Wednesday morning incident happened in the Nyabarongo river.

“He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people here who are not co-operating with the lock-down to stop the [corona]virus,” Ms Kayitesi said.






The authorities in Rwanda imposed a total lock-down on Sunday as cases of Covid-19 continued to rise.

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The East African nation has confirmed 40 cases so far, the highest in the region.

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The shutdown of economic activities in the country has severely affected majority of people who are low-income earners.

The government said that it would help those struggling amidst the strict measures.






In an another development, a local news website reported on Monday that police shot dead two men in the southern district of Nyanza after an altercation about the lock-down.

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The police have, however, not confirmed the incident.



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