Floods kill 58 people in Tanzania

Floods kill 58 people in Tanzania

Fifty-eight people have been killed by flooding in Tanzania, as heavy rains continue in the East African country, according to government reports.

“The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected,” according to the government.

“Essential supplies including food had been distributed to those affected”, the government spokesperson Mobhare Matinyi, said.

“Tanzania plans to construct 14 dams to prevent flooding in future,” he added.

East Africa is experiencing heavy rains, with reported flooding in neighboring Kenya killing at least 13 people so far.

Infrastructure has also been damaged and those living in flood-prone areas are being urged to move.

The rains are expected to reach their peak towards the end of this month.

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