Another body recovered following Durban flooding

2019-03-12 13:27
Flood. (AP, file)

Flood. (AP, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The body of another victim of Durban's weekend flash flooding has been found near a stream, north of the city.

The provincial cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) department confirmed that the man was one of two who were washed away while crossing a bridge in Verulam on Sunday.

He was found near a stream in the Hazelmere area.

"One of them has been found alive while the body that has been recovered is believed to be that of the second man," Cogta spokesperson Lennox Mabaso said on Tuesday.

In a separate incident, Mabaso said a 12-year-old child is believed to have drowned in the uMshwathi Local Municipality.

Also read: 'It could have been my own child' - Alexandra flash flood hero Vincent Cosa

"Police say that search operations had to be called off when crocodiles were spotted in [the] water."

On Monday, Cogta MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede led mop-up operations in KwaMashu C Section where multiple homes were flooded. 

They also visited the area of Amaoti where three family members – a mother, father and a child were washed away.

"The bodies of the father and a child have been recovered but the mother is still missing. These latest updates mean that three bodies have been recovered since yesterday and two are still missing," Mabaso said.

Read more on:    durban  |  weather  |  drownings
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.