39 made Homeless, 117 Houses damaged, 315 Houses submerged, 1 killed as Flash Flood wrecks havoc in Tanzania


Over 39 have been made homeless, 117 houses damaged, 315 other houses submerged and one killed in water by flash floods due to heavy rains in Mtwara, Tanzania.

Christina Sunga, Mtwara regional commander of Fire and Rescue Force, said the victim, riding on a motorcycle, was swept away by the flash floods in the Mtwara-Mikindani municipality on Tuesday evening.

The number of people made homeless could be more, as some of them sought refuge from relatives and neighbors, he said, adding that authorities were still counting the loss caused by the floods.

People affected by the floods had been given makeshift shelters in 13 primary and secondary schools in the Mtwara-Mikindani municipality.