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A man uses a rubber dinghy to navigate through the flooded Jangwani neighborhood in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on May 7, 2015. (File photo: CFP)

15 killed by flash floods in one week in Tanzania

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At least 12 children and three adults have been killed by flash floods caused by ongoing heavy rains in the past seven days in different parts of Tanzania, police said Monday.

Tanzania Police Force spokesperson David Misime urged parents and guardians to protect their children from ongoing rains that continue to unleash disastrous consequences.

He also urged religious leaders, teachers, and individuals to protect children from playing in areas prone to flash floods during rainfall.

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