Dozens of houses have been damaged or destroyed and hundreds of people displaced after heavy rain and flooding in Morogoro Region, Tanzania.
Local media reported that over 50 homes have been swept away by fast flowing flood waters in Kilimanjaro village, Sungaji ward, Mvomero district, after heavy rain in surrounding highlands from 28 December, 2019.
Reports also said that hundreds of people have been displaced by flooding from the overflowing Mbulumi river in the region.
Tanzania Meteorological Authority warns that more heavy rain is possible over the coming days.
Heavy rainfall and flooding in Morogoro Region in October this year left at least 11 people dead.
#TheGuardianNews The ongoing heavy rains pounding Morogoro region has brought significant impacts leading into damage of at least 57 houses as well as sweeping away seven graves at Kilimanjaro village, Sungaji ward in Mvomero district.
— The Guardian Limited (@TheGuardiantz) December 30, 2019
#NipasheHabari Mvua zinazoendelea kunyesha katika mikoa mbalimbali nchini zimeanza kuleta madhara baada ya nyumba 57 na makaburi saba kusombwa na maji wilayani Mvomero, mkoani Morogoro. https://t.co/3PupagISVd pic.twitter.com/fX4k2OCo9p
— Nipashe Tanzania (@Nipashetz) December 30, 2019