'Little to no rain' predicted for drought-stricken KZN

2016-05-09 14:31


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Durban – Little to no rain is predicted in KwaZulu-Natal for the rest of the week, following downpours and flooding the past weekend, the South African Weather Service said on Monday.

Except for a few showers early in the week, no rain was predicted from Wednesday, forecaster Wiseman Dlamini said.

The flooding had thus far claimed at least four lives, including a one-year-old trapped under a sand bank in Umlazi for over an hour on Saturday. Hundreds of people were displaced.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane on Monday said authorities had not been able to search for a woman who was swept away in a flooded river in Crossmoor, Chatsworth, because of illegal electricity connections.

"This prevented a recovery because of live wires in the water. Our members fear for their lives. They are still waiting for the electricity department," Zwane said. 

Zwane said police recovered the body of a woman at Durban Harbour.

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