Friday, April 15, 2022

Floods in South Africa: Nearly 400 deaths



 The magnitude of the tragic floods that hit eastern South Africa earlier in the week It has come out in all its harshness.

South African authorities reported that the death toll in the southeastern province of KwaZulu Natal has risen to 395 as a result of heavy rains and floods.

At least 55 missing and more than 40,000 displaced… More than 4,000 soldiers and police are participating in the search efforts.
The worst part has been borne by the region of Durban.
As thousands of people queue for drinking water, city officials and volunteers try to clean the beaches of all the debris left behind by the floods. Authorities are on high alert as more rains are expected in the region.

“We have received indications from the South African Weather Service that there could be more rain in large parts of the (KwaZulu-Natal) province,” said the cProvincial Councilor for Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs, Sipho Hlomuka.

“According to the warning we have received, damaging winds are expected in areas of the coast from noon today until Saturday night” as well as “torrential rains”, added Hlomuka.
KwaZulu-Natal floods:





1 comment:

  1. The number of people killed as a result of floods in the southeastern South African province of KwaZulu-Natal rose to 443, while 63 others still count missing, provincial premier Sihle Zikalala said on Sunday.

    "We stand at 63 persons missing or unaccounted for.

    The death toll now stands at 443," Zikalala told a briefing, as quoted by South African news website IOL.

    The floods were caused by torrential rains that started this past Monday. Many roads and infrastructure facilities in the province were destroyed or submerged along with houses, cars, shipping containers and oil tank trucks. According to local media, over 500 schools were closed and about 100 school buildings were damaged in the region.


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