Heavy rain, floods kill nearly 50 people in Tanzania

The aftermath of heavy rainfall on Sunday night resulted in devastating floods in northern Tanzania, killing 49 people and injuring more than 85 others in the Manyara region, officials confirmed on Monday.

Manyara officials attribute the deaths to a barrage of landslides triggered by torrential rains that pounded the impoverished region, causing part of Mount Hanang to erode and bury nearby homes.

Search and rescue operations are underway in the Manyara region as authorities fear some bodies might be trapped in the mud, expecting the death toll to rise as some people are still missing.

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