Body of a Durban mudslide victim found

2016-07-26 13:11
The body of a man is pulled from the mud after a landslide. (Police Search and Rescue)

The body of a man is pulled from the mud after a landslide. (Police Search and Rescue)

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Durban - The body of a man was pulled from the mud on Monday morning after a landslide destroyed several shacks in Cato Manor in Durban.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said search and rescue unit officers had started the rescue effort on Monday night, but had abandoned their bid due to heavy rain.

This brings the total killed in Monday’s deluge and flooding to three.

He said that rescue technicians with aid of specialist dogs managed to locate the man’s body and pull it from the mud and debris.

The landslide in the informal settlement had destroyed several homes.

Earlier, police divers recovered the body of a Chatsworth woman whose car was washed off a low-lying bridge in Silverglen on Monday night.

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs had reported that a third person had died.

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