Two people have died from cholera and 47 others were admitted to isolated health centers in the past week in Masasi district, located in the Mtwara region of southern Tanzania, an official said, Report informs referring to Xinhua.

Masasi District Commissioner Loutery Kanoni said that the outbreak occurred in Mbangala village, where two fatalities and 47 diagnoses were confirmed. Kanoni suggested that the acute water shortage affecting parts of the Masasi district might have contributed to the outbreak.