Up to date 2139 GMT (0539 HKT) April 13, 2022
Heavy rains and floodingkilling not less than 259 individuals whereas damaging properties and destroying roads.
The flooding hit the province of KwaZulu-Natal, which incorporates the coastal metropolis of Durban. Roads cracked and gave method to deep fissures. An enormous stack of transport containers collapsed into muddy waters. A bridge was swept away, leaving individuals stranded on both aspect.
KwaZulu-Natal has skilled excessive rainfall since Monday. In a press release posted to Fb, the provincial authorities known as it “one of many worst climate storms within the historical past of our nation.”
Groups have been working to evacuate areas that skilled “mudslides, flooding and structural collapses of buildings and roads,” Sipho Hlomuka, a member of the Government Council for Co-operative Governance and Conventional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, mentioned on Twitter.