Floods and landslides have killed dozens of people in northern Tanzania

 Canada Global(Web News)  At least 47 people have been killed and 85 injured as a result of heavy rains, floods and landslides in northern Tanzania.

According to international media reports, District Commissioner Janeth Mayanja said in his statement that the city of Katesh, located about 300 kilometers north of the capital Dodoma, has been severely affected due to heavy rains.

Commissioner Janeth Mayanja added that due to heavy rains and floods, several roads in the area have been blocked by mud, stones and uprooted trees.

Speaking to local media, the regional commissioner in Manyara, Tanzania’s northern region, Malika Sandiga, confirmed 47 deaths and 85 injuries from the floods and landslides, warning that the death toll could rise further.

On the other hand, the president of Tanzania has ordered to take more measures to save people and said that we are very shocked by this incident.

It should be noted that East Africa, after experiencing an exceptional drought, has been hit by torrential rains and floods for the past several weeks linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon.

El Niño is a naturally occurring weather pattern that begins in the Pacific Ocean and increases global warming, causing droughts in some areas and heavy rains in others.

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