More bodies found after storm

2012-01-04 14:30

Two more bodies have been recovered after a storm flooded houses in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands at the weekend, bringing the confirmed death toll to seven, the provincial co-operative governance department said.

“Two bodies were recovered yesterday and have been positively identified by their families. Three people are still missing,” spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said.

Mabaso estimated that about 300 houses were destroyed during the storm in uMsinga and uMvoti on Saturday.

Five people were found dead when the storm and strong winds tore through the area at the weekend. One of the five was struck by lightning.

On Monday it was reported that 22 people had been treated in hospital.

On Tuesday a hail storm damaged 50 houses, uprooted trees and caused a power failure in eMondlo, northern KwaZulu-Natal, the mayor of the AbaQulusi municipality, Patience Khaba, said today.

“There was a hail storm at about 4pm yesterday. Some of the houses were completely destroyed and others were left without a roof,” Khaba said.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.