Marieta Banga tells the BBC that eight members of her family were killed by the weekend’s flooding and mudslides in northern Tanzania – and that all she remains with is pain.
Ms Banga, from the impacted Hanang district, said: “We heard a loud noise, rushed outside, and saw a mudslide and floods. Later, after the rain stopped, we… saw that no houses were left, nothing remained, and all our kids were gone.
“My brother’s kids – six of them – and their mother were also gone. Another relative who is staying with us was also gone.”
Record levels of rainfall over the weekend triggered mudslides in the town of Katesh and neighbouring villages, affecting hundreds of people.
Sixty-five people were killed, around a third of whom were children. More than 110 others were injured.
Christina Bura, a resident whose son was killed in the disaster, said she awoke to mud engulfing her home.
“Around 06:00, I was asleep when my husband woke me up, asking, ‘isn’t that an earthquake?’