Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
keyboard_arrow_down
Login
exit_to_app
Women and girls need to be safe
access_time 2021-01-15T15:08:45+05:30
Another Trump impeachment
access_time 2021-01-15T11:16:29+05:30
Covid 19 spread
access_time 2021-01-14T15:40:30+05:30
Freezing the Centre or the farmer protest?
access_time 2021-01-14T12:55:08+05:30
DEEP READAll arrow_drop_down
Anti-Conversion Law: A law meant for abuse
access_time 2021-01-12T13:56:35+05:30
Syed Shahriyaar
access_time 2021-01-05T19:08:46+05:30
Reading A week in the life of Svitlana
access_time 2020-12-23T12:06:42+05:30
Hum Dekhenge- One year of Anti-CAA protests
access_time 2020-12-22T17:35:06+05:30
The French Fanatic and the Fanatic Fringe
access_time 2020-11-02T15:56:00+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightWorldchevron_rightS Africa floods toll...

S Africa floods toll 'around 70'

text_fields
bookmark_border
S Africa floods toll around 70
cancel

Durban: Around 70 people have been killed in devastating floods in South Africa, an official said on Thursday, while 1,000 people have been forced from their homes.

Heavy rains have lashed the southeast of the country, tearing down homes and ravaging infrastructure in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Eastern Cape provinces.

The acting leader of KZN province, which includes port city Durban, Sihle Zikalala said "we are worried and quite devastated by the increase of the number of fatalities".

"We're now told that the number (of fatalities) is getting around 70. The final figure will be released during the day," he said at a media briefing.

"It is the first time in KZN that we experience such a loss of people, that we lose people in such a great number." President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the deluged province on Wednesday and pledged government funds to help those affected by the extreme weather.

Emergency responders have reported collapsed buildings and flooded roads, blocked sewer lines and toppled electricity pylons.

"So all this part it just fell... We only have two survivors, one of them is my son and the other friend," said Ntombi Ztombi Zama whose sister was killed in a landslide at a property in Chatsworth, south of Durban.

"When I came and I see everything demolished it just broke me. It was bad." South African military personnel have been dispatched to help rescue and evacuation efforts.

The South African Weather Service has warned that more heavy rain and gale force winds are on the way.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Web Title - S Africa floods toll 'around 70'
Next Story