14 killed in days of flooding in Tanzania city, Dar es Salaam

Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

Published: 17th April 2018 10:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2018 10:49 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

NAIROBI: Fourteen people have died as a result of days of torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital, police said Tuesday.

"The balance sheet has worsened. This morning, we have reached 14 killed," city police chief Lazaro Mambosasa told reporters.

The number killed has been slowly rising as heavy rains have continued to hit the East African nation since the weekend.

On Monday, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda ordered primary schools closed for two days and advised families to leave inundated areas in a bid to limit the loss of life.

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