Floods caused by torrential rain on 6 May have killed 2 people and left hundreds homeless inDar es Salaam,Tanzania. Fatalities include a 2 year old child and an elderly man.
Extensive damage has been caused to the infrastructure in the city including roads and bridges. Several residents tapped in the floods had to be saved by emergency services. Numerous homes have also been inundated, forcing residents to seek shelter elsewhere.
The situation is likely to worsen as further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. Police have been advising vulnerable residents at risk to evacuate their homes.
Floods have also killed 2 inZanzibarover the last week after floods were caused by torrential rainfall.