Heavy winds leave path of destruction in Khunwana Village

2015-12-13 19:30


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Durban – Heavy winds on Saturday left a path of destruction in a small village in the North West province, officials have said.

Speaking to News24 on Sunday, Tswaing Municipality spokesperson Ntwe Reginald said the Khunwana Village, with a population of about 3 000 people, has been severely affected.

"There is one woman who has severely injured her right leg. About 30 homes have also been destroyed by the heavy winds. The rain was not that bad, but the winds were incredibly intense and caused most of the problems we are seeing here now.

"The municipality is currently assisting and considering making the area a disaster zone. We will know for sure on Monday. For now we are just trying to aid the community as much as we can."

South African Weather Services forecaster Lulama Pheme said the area had suffered very heavy winds.

"There was little significance in terms of rain. There was just 11.9mm. However, the wind was extremely strong. We are not sure of the exact speeds but it was north-easterly."

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