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30 May 1995 description

Ref: DHAGVA-95/0202
1. TORRENTIAL RAINS POURED IN TANZANIAN CAPITAL, DAR ES SALAAM, FOR THREE CONTINUOUS DAYS SINCE 26 MAY, CAUSING DEVASTATING FLOODS.

2. PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ESTIMATES AS OF 28 MAY INCLUDE THREE DEAD AND MORE THAN 20,000 HOMELESS. FLOODS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE DESTROYED HOUSEHOLD BELONGINGS IN AFFECTED AREAS.

3. POLICE HELICOPTERS ARE BEING USED TO RESCUE FLOOD VICTIMS.

4. DHA, THROUGH DHA/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN DAR ES SALAAM, IS CLOSELY MONITORING SITUATION.

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