Durban, South Africa's coastal city, has closed its North Beach after three people were killed by a large wave, emergency officials said on Sunday KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Durban, South Africa's coastal city, has closed its North Beach after three people were killed by a large wave, emergency officials said on Sunday

Durban, South Africa's coastal city, has closed its North Beach after three people were killed by a large wave, emergency officials said on Sunday.

"We responded to reports of a freak wave that swept a group of beachgoers against the pier, causing multiple injuries," said EMS spokesman Njabulo Dlungele. 

"Unfortunately, three people were declared dead at the scene, including a teenager."

According to Nlungele, at least 17 people were taken to various medical facilities for treatment after being injured by the wave.

According to the municipality, more than 35 lifeguards assisted in rescue efforts, attending to more than 100 people affected by the massive wave.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, the municipality said.

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