Families rescued after flash floods in Durban

2011-11-28 07:21

Several people, including a one-year-old baby, were rescued from their Durban homes early today after flash floods.

Families in four homes on Randles Road were stuck in waist-deep water after a heavy downfall, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

“At around 1am, Netcare 911 paramedics, their rescue team, as well as the SAPS search and rescue were called to the four houses that had flooded to waist-deep in the heavy rain.

“Rescue personnel assisted an elderly lady, and a baby less than one year, to safety. Both were treated for the cold and the elderly patient had to be treated after suffering an asthma attack.”

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