This couple lost their family, their dog and their home when a mudslide hit during the KZN flood – here they share shocking pics

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Tia-Louise Talbot and fiancé Damian Stone in front of her parents’ house that was destroyed by mudslides during the KwaZulu-Natal floods. (PHOTO: Darren Stewart)
Tia-Louise Talbot and fiancé Damian Stone in front of her parents’ house that was destroyed by mudslides during the KwaZulu-Natal floods. (PHOTO: Darren Stewart)

The three-bedroom house was almost 50 years old and had withstood everything the elements had flung its way – fierce thunderstorms, hammering hail and the relentless heat and humidity of summer.

So when the rain started on 10 April, Tia-Louise Talbot (25) and her fiancé, Damian Stone (26), weren’t all that worried. In fact, when it was still pouring the next day in Pinetown, eThekwini, they went outside to dance in the rain.

Their feet started sinking as they touched the grass but they weren’t overly concerned, Tia recalls – the ground was just soft, they figured.

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