Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at a past event. President Kikwete, in a statement from his office, expressed "shock and extreme grief" over the floods. FILE PHOTO.
DAR ES SALAAM
At least 38 people have died while 82 others were injured in heavy rains and floods in Tanzania's northwest, officials said Wednesday.
Torrential rains, hail and high winds hit Kahama district in the Shinyanga region late on Tuesday, a statement from the office of President Jakaya Kikwete said, expressing his "shock and extreme grief".
Officials said an estimated 3,500 people in the region, a poor farming area south of Lake Victoria and near the Serengeti game reserve, had been affected by the flooding.