Violent storm and wind hit KZN

2017-10-19 06:00

At the time of going to press spokesperson for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lennox Mabaso said six people died on Tuesday. Officials were to visit the affected area yesterday before releasing the official statement with the total number of people who died.

Two people, a mother and daughter, died at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi after a wall collapsed on them. However, the South African Weather Service predicted the heavy rain will not continue this weekend.

Weather forecaster Aslam Sardiwall told the Weekly: “We are not expecting heavy rain this week. Residents can start to mop up.”

According to media reports, a toddler from a crèche in Umlazi was swept away by the floods.

The storms started in Gauteng on Monday before it spread to Durban on Tuesday. Roads were closed and electricity supply was interrupted in other parts of Durban.

In Tongaat and Verulam pupils were sent homes by 12pm. Some of the shops in the Tongaat CBD also closed before 1pm.

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