Tanzania: Public Schools Close Down As Seven People Die Over Floods

(file photo).

Dar es Salaam — More than seven people have died due to floods that have been caused by the incessant downpour of the past three days in Dar es Salaam, the Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda has said. The rains that have been pouring consistently since Saturday have also demolished houses and destroyed some transport infrastructure.

Speaking while inspecting areas affected by the rains today Monday RC Makonda also urged parents not to send their children to school, today Monday and tomorrow, Tuesday.

"I have told responsible authorities to close down public schools. It is not convenient to send children to school in this situation where vehicles are so prone to accidents and the infrastructure of some schools has been destroyed. Let's protect these children's lives," Mr Makonda noted.

He said most of those victims of the floods were those living in lowland areas. He urged people to shift from the valleys to other places.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Citizen

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.