Five people die in severe storms in Durban

Written by on June 5, 2024

Five people died in the eThekwini metro as a result of heavy rains that were accompanied by strong wind and hail storms, which battered parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

The storms also caused extensive damage to households and infrastructure in the province.

Dozens of people were being treated for injuries in healthcare facilities, the provincial government said.

The SA Weather Service (SAWS) predicted a level 4 alert for disruptive rains along the coast of the province, with a high probability of flooding.

Several areas within the eThekwini metro, which was the hardest hit, have been affected, with flooded roads, fallen trees and significant damage to infrastructure, including power lines and roads.

Disaster teams are assessing the extent of damage and providing immediate relief, including accommodating displaced residents in government buildings.

Reporter: Nokusa Masuku

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