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It could have been worse for his wife

VIDEO: Click on the link below to view the man whose wife was trapped in the mudslide. It could have been worse for his wife, but tragedy was avoided on time :

https://youtu.be/6CP3djQF6uk

The eNCA reported a successful rescue operation that saw two pregnant women being saved from a mudslide in Durban. It is reported that it had been raining for close to two weeks and the family woke up to mudslides entering their house.

The construction workers were caught on camera trying to clear the roads for residents to drive through. Mathew Cooper(in the video above) had to knock off from work to save his wife who had informed him that she was trapped. The wall was on the verge of collapse and water was flowing endlessly. The driveway and the fence collapsed according to Mr Cooper, hence the car was stuck. It was not the first time for such an incident to take place.

It is devastating to note that despite the challenges faced by the family, nobody has come through to the rescue. The people are not able to live safely in their houses. The access to the back of their premises has even collapsed and nothing has been done to assist the family. Nothing has been done by the municipality in a month to help rectify the problem. It is the duty of the municipality to assist the residents in such difficult times, but the cries have fallen on deaf ears.

Mr Cooper said that he got to the house first and it took time for the rescue team to even make it on time. The young family is reported to have been told to leave the place for assessment of the place to be conducted.

Why is the municipality failing to simply help a family in need? The municipality is well aware of what is happening but it is taking everything lightly. It is not even considering that the wife of Cooper is pregnant and does not deserve such inconveniences.

Source: eNCA

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Mathew Cooper( eNCA

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