FLOODS IN DAR ES SALAAM

Residents of Spenco Vingunguti area in Dar es Salaam escape the floods to reach higher ground (Photo Richard Mwaikenda/Michuzi Blog)

As this issue goes to the press in late December there are reports of severe flooding in Dar es Salaam following three days of torrential rain with 156mm of rain recorded on just one day, the highest since 1956. Over 30 people are reported to have died, with 5,000 inhabitants of low-lying areas such as Jangwani forced from their homes. Water pipes and other infrastructure have also been damaged. President Kikwete has promised TShs 3 billion to help resettle those affected to Madale, Kinondoni area (Gaurdian).

Flooding in Jangwani, Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam floods

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