Tanzania Floods: Scores Feared Dead

Heavy floods in Shinyanga, in the North Western region of  Tanzania have reportedly killed at least 38 people and injured more than 60.Reports say mamny others have been lefthomeless.

Officials say many people had no chance of escaping from the heavy rains that were accompanied by hailstorm and strong wind and caused a lot of damage.

Official reports confirm that so far we know 38 people have been killed and more than 60 injured, some have been discharged but there are more than 60 being treated  for several injuries.

The rain damaged houses and affected transport while hampering rescue operations

The scale of the disaster has wreaked havoc on the landscape, where most people survive from subsistence farming.

Crops of maize and cotton have been destroyed and livestock killed.