POLICE in Dar es Salaam has put the death toll resulting from flooding at 15, saying all the dead were residing in low-lying areas of the city.
At least three regions in Dar es Salaam city have confirmed the death of people as a result of a three-day downpour that hit the city and its environs.
Earlier reports say authorities urged people to shift from the valleys to higher areas for their security.
The heavy downpour also wreaked havoc in other parts of the country including Arusha, Manyara, Tabora, and Zanzibar, destroying 250 houses in Dar es Salaam alone.
The number of destroyed housed may rise as the country continue to receive heavy rains as per the predictions of the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA).
Dar es Salaam Regional authorities have confirmed the death of nine people resulting from floods with six of them being injured.
Lazaro Mambosasa, a police officer commanding Dar es Salaam special zone said an assessment through helicopter confirms serious damage to homes and infrastructure.
On his part, the Tabora Regional Police Commander Wilbrod Mtafungwa, said three people were confirmed dead as of today resulting from the heavy downpour.
Two people are reported dead in Arusha region, Tanzania’s northern tourist city and one died in Manyara region.
TMA has warned of heavy rainfall in the Coastal areas including Zanzibar Islands, Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Lindi, Mtwara and in Morogoro region until tomorrow, April 18, 2018.
Many parts of the country receive heavy rains in March and April, however, this year has broken a record.