Tanzania – Evacuations Ordered as Dam Threatens Collapse

A dam is threatening to break in Tanzania, prompting authorities to order thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Ongoing heavy rainfall has caused the Nyumba ya Mungu dam to overflow. The dam is located in Mwanga District in the northern Kilimanjaro Region.

It is believed the dam could soon fail and authorities have order around 25,000 residents in the area to move to safer ground, according to media reports.

Heavy rain has been affecting parts of the country since October last year. It is thought the levels of the Nyumba ya Mungu dam have been high since January.