Disaster management teams and emergency services authorities are on high alert, and a South African Weather Service (SAWS) Level 10 warning remains in place. The extreme weather caused to a significant stretch of a residential road in Umdloti, to be entirely wrecked and formed a large crater, while other buildings were flooded with muck.
Three remains were recovered adjacent to a river in the KwaSeme
Three dead have been recovered and hundreds of people have been evacuated following severe downpours and flooding in KwaZulu-Natal.
eThekwini municipality head of disaster management Vincent Ngubane said the three dead were found adjacent to a river at the KwaSeme region on Saturday afternoon and admitted to the Phoenix mortuary.
"What we have learned is that two of those victims had gunshot wounds and it is suspected that they were maybe slain someplace else and placed near to the river. We are still waiting [for the] SA Police Service to confirm that," Ngubane added.
Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda said the municipality has not received a thorough report on the impact of the last heavy rains, but as "reports pour in a gloomy picture is, nonetheless, emerging".
Disaster management teams and emergency services authorities remain on high alert, and a South African Weather Service (SAWS) Level 10 warning is in effect.
Cars hang perilously at Surfside flats in Umdloti after severe rainfall saw roads, cars and houses inundated and washed away across KZN.
PHOTO: Gallo Images
Kaunda said thus far the largest damage was expected along the coastal and north-eastern areas of the province.
"As the number of calls at the control centre has escalated, the department has appealed to the SA National Defence Force to be deployed to the northern parts of Durban for rapid response.
"The metropolitan police and fire department are aiding with water pumping and road closures in impacted areas," he said.
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