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DHA-GENEVA 93/0062

TANZANIA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
12 FEBRUARY 1993

SITUATION

1. FOLLOWING UNUSUALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OVER LAST WEEKS, FLASH FLOODS HAVE HIT 10 VILLAGES IN LUSHOTO AND KOROGWE DISTRICTS OF TANGA REGION (NORTHEASTERN TANZANIA).

2. PRELIMINARY REPORTS INDICATE 54 DEAD, 26 INJURED AND 645 HOMELESS. DAMAGE TO INFRASTRUCTURE IS EXTENSIVE: 270 KM OF ROADS, 13 BRIDGES WASHED AWAY, SOME SCHOOL BUILDINGS. CROPS AND LIVESTOCK ALSO AFFECTED.