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Fighting floods with drones in Dar es Salaam

Like many growing cities in developing countries, Dar es Salaam - Tanzania's commercial capital - has no consistently organised waste collection.

This has led to thousands of unofficial 'rubbish mountains' which clog up the city's rivers, causing mass flooding during the rainy season.

Now a project run by 'Institutions for Inclusive Development' has used drones to identify the worst waste hotspots. Sachin Gupta is behind the scheme and spoke to Newsday:

(Video: Dar es Salaam's flooding seen from a drone. Credit: Frederick Mbuya, Uhuru Labs).

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