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Tanzania: Rain Destroys 360 Hectares of Maize

02 March 2012

TANZANIA - Around 69 farmers, including Prime Minister Mr Mizengo Pinda, have suffered considerable loss after more than 365 hectares of maize farms were destroyed by rain at Kibaoni village in the Katavi region recently.

According to Tanzania Daily News, the Mpanda District Commissioner said the disaster occurred last week, two days after the Vice President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal visited the village and the Prime Minister's maize farm.

"The heavy rain which was accompanied by strong winds started at 2pm and lasted for an hour. Five hectares of millet were also washed away," explained the DC.

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