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Four dead after Durban floods

2012-03-13 14:47

Durban - Four people died and three were reported missing after floods hit Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

"We can confirm that four people were found dead in Inanda and Verulam," Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Three people were reported missing after heavy rain and flooding, caused by tropical storm Irina last week.

He could not give further details and referred all enquiries to the KwaZulu-Natal department of co-operative and traditional affairs, which is responsible for disaster management in the province.

Spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said he could not immediately confirm the deaths, or the report of three people missing.

The Times newspaper, which carried a picture of a policeman standing next to one of the dead, reported the man was swept away trying to cross the Ohlange River in Inanda.