Eastern Cape floods death toll rises to 10, one person missing

Written by on June 9, 2024

The death toll in the devastating floods in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa has risen to 10, with one person still missing.

According to SABC news, the police retrieved the tenth body, that of a female victim, from the Swartkops River banks. She and her friend went missing when their car was washed away. The vehicle was found submerged in water.

Three more people have died in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality in East London, bringing the death toll following the floods in the province to 13.

The relocation of victims of devastating floods in Kariega in the Eastern Cape is currently under way. They are being moved from community halls to students’ accommodations while the government erects temporary structures for them.

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