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UNDRO 90/0592

TANZANIA - FLOODS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 APRIL 1990

1. SINCE 2 APRIL 90 AND CONTINUING THROUGH THIS WEEK, HEAVY RAINS HAVE CAUSED SERIOUS FLOODING SOUTHERN TANZANIA (COASTAL TOWNS OF LINDI AND MTWARA), INFLICTING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE AND LOSS OF LIFE. MORE RAINS FORECAST FOR SOUTHERN COASTAL AREAS.

2. 52 DEATHS RECORDED (36 IN LINDI, 16 IN MTWARA) AND 7,000 PERSONS HOMELESS.