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Death toll in Tanzania flash flood reaches 47

Dar Es Salam, Dec 3 (UNI) The death toll from flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern Tanzania climbed to 47 on Sunday evening, local officials said.
"The death toll has now reached 47, up from 23 earlier announced," Manyara regional commissioner Queen Sendiga told Xinhua over the phone. "The number of injured persons is 85."
Rescue operations were continuing, Sendiga said, adding that a special rescue squad from the Tanzania People's Defense Forces joined other security organs in the search and rescue efforts on Sunday evening. "The rescue operations will continue throughout the night," she said.
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