Cholera kills 33 in Burundi refugee camp in Tanzania

A general view shows Burundian refugees receiving treatment at a makeshift clinic at the Lake Tanganyika stadium in Kigoma western Tanzania, May 19, 2015.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A cholera outbreak at a refugee camp sheltering thousands of Burundian refugees in northwest Tanzania has killed at least 33 people, a Tanzanian regional health official said on Wednesday.

"The number of Burundi refugees who have died from the cholera outbreak has now reached 33," Leonard Subi, a medical officer in the nearby town of Kigoma, told Reuters.