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South African floods cause displacing of hundreds of people

by Africa News

South Africa has again witnessed heavy weather on the east coast displacing hundreds of people, authorities announced on Sunday.

The country’s coastal city of Durban capital of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province is yet to recover from a deadly flood, which claimed the lives of at least 435 and left 54 people missing.

No casualties have so far been reported in the latest case, but there has been widespread destruction, mainly in the metropolitan area of Durban.

“As more information comes in, a disturbing picture emerges,” KZN Chief Minister Sihle Zikalala told a news conference.

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of national disaster for last month’s floods which have been declared the worst disaster ever recorded in the country.

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