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4 killed in Tanzania flash floods

By Xinhua
On 26 January 2024 at 07:42

At least four people were killed by flash floods caused by heavy rains in eastern Tanzania, authorities said Thursday.

Of the dead, two pupils were killed after their houses were swept away by flash floods at Kihonda Kiegeya in the Morogoro municipality on Thursday morning, said Shaaban Malugujo, Morogoro region’s commander for the Tanzania Fire and Rescue Force.

Two women were injured and rushed to the hospital for recovery, Malugujo added.

The floods were due to the overflowing Ngerengere River after heavy rains in the Uluguru mountains, he said.

The Morogoro municipality central market was suspended due to floods, most of the streets in the municipality were impacted, and some residential houses and other business structures were submerged, said Receba Nsemwa, the Morogoro district commissioner.


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