More deadly floods have hit the Tanga Region of Tanzania after heavy rain over the last few days. Bridges and roads have been damaged or destroyed, causing severe disruption to traffic in the region.
Over 20 people reportedly died after floods in Morogoro and Tanga regions from 12 October, 2019. By 17 October media reported that this figure had increased to 29 following a further 18 deaths in Tanga region after more heavy rain.
On 26 October at least 10 people died when a vehicle was swept away by a flooded river in the Sindeni area of Handeni district, Tanga Region, according to Tanzania’s Daily News .
Further flood-related fatalities in Handeni were reported on 27 October. Rain and flooding in the district have damaged houses and farmland. Several roads and bridges have been damaged or destroyed, causing severe traffic disruption in the district.
Taarifa zaidi kuhusu ajali iliyosababisha vifo vya watu kumi wilayani Handeni mkoani Tanga baada ya gari walilokuwa wakisafiria kusobwa na maji, pamoja na hali ya barabara hadi kufikia usiku wa leo. pic.twitter.com/Jc4RLX9ffd
— Azam TV (@azamtvtz) October 26, 2019
Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Tanga Martine Shigela akijionea hali ya mafuriko katika Daraja la Mandera kata ya Segera Wilayani Handeni ambapo watu 10 wamefariki dunia hadi sasa. na magari ambayo yalikwama kuvuka tangu jana jioni yameanza kupita sasa pic.twitter.com/sS4EpLRCNo
— Ofisi Ya Mkuu Wa Mkoa Tanga (@ofisi_ya) October 26, 2019
Watu 8 wamefariki baada ya gari walilokuwa wakisafiria aina ya NOAH kutumbukia mtoni kutokana na daraja kukatika wilayani Handeni mkoani Tanga. pic.twitter.com/wmCfTDWBpE
— Haki Ngowi (@Hakingowi) October 26, 2019