SOUTH AFRICA FLOOD KILLS DOZENS

In News 2019-04-24 18:41:36
SOUTH AFRICA FLOOD KILLS DOZENS
SOUTH AFRICA FLOOD KILLS DOZENS

At least 60 people were killed in floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province with officials saying a six-month old baby and a young child were among the dead.

 

The flooding which started on Monday after heavy rain caused mudslides in some towns in Durban mostly affected areas  such as Mariannhill, Amanzimtoti and Chatsworth, according to Mabaso Lennox, a government spokesman.

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa who flew into the region to visit the affected areas said more than 1000 people have been displaced as the Southern and Eastern part of the counrty have been badly hit by torrential rain in the last few days.

 

South African Weather Services has warned that there is a possibility of more rains in the coming days even as makeshift shelters are being provided as well as food for those displaced from their homes in the flood’s aftermath.