KZN FLOODS: 10 bodies recovered between Verulam and Tongaat, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

KZN FLOODS: 10 bodies recovered between Verulam and Tongaat, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that At least 10 bodies were recovered on Monday between Verulam and Tongaat, north of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. (Read More Here).

Spokesperson for Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), Prem Balram, said the numbers were increasing as they were still attending to more flood cases.

“We’ve attended to 220 flood related calls so far. The bodies that were recovered were either entrapped somewhere, while some were swept away by water,” said Balram.

He said they helped evacuate families at an informal settlement in Coniston, north of Durban, after the Umdloti River burst its banks on Monday afternoon.

The torrential rains that have battered parts of KwaZulu-Natal since Saturday have shut down 500 MTN network sites in the region, the cellphone company said on Tuesday.

"The flooding in the KZN region has caused power outages at many of our sites, and while we have battery back-up at many of the sites, these batteries have been depleted," says Jacqui O'Sullivan, MTN SA's spokesperson.

Mayor of eThekwini Mxolisi Kaunda has told media that the flooding had resulted in damage to roads and had knocked out electricity supply to several parts of the city. Several water supply lines have also been affected.

Several regions across the country have been hit by heavy rains since last weekend.

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