Tanzania floods kill five, leave around 2,500 homeless

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In Tanzania, flooding has killed five people and forced about 2,500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south.

Schools have been closed in the Kyela district on the border of Lake Malawi. The families fled to shelters after losing everything in the rising waters, according to the district's administrative secretary.

Farming land in the district known for its rice production has also been inundated, destroying crops and raising fears of food shortages in coming months. In April 2018 at least 14 people were killed in torrential rains and flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's economic capital. (AIR NEWS)

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