KZN floods claims 51 lives
24 April 2019| 18 Shabaan 1440
At least 51 people have been confirmed dead following heavy rains and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube reportedly said that more bodies had been discovered under the rubble as rescue operations continued throughout Tuesday night. Five more people remain unaccounted for.
On Tuesday, reports emerged that people’s homes had been swallowed by raging floods, while scores of others have been misplaced in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape, forcing them to take refuge in community halls and churches.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has undertaken to go to communities in flood-stricken KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape when he returns form his work visit to Egypt.
Ramaphosa has expressed his personal sadness over the loss of life and damage to property.