Flood death toll rises to 443 in South Africa, dozens still missing

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc across South Africa in recent days, as floods and mudslides have killed more than 440 people, as rescuers searched for the missing in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province on Sunday. The floods have left thousands of people homeless, cut off water and electricity services and disrupted operations at one of Africa’s busiest … Read more

More rain hits eastern South Africa after deadly floods

Flood-ravaged eastern South Africa was hit by more rain on Saturday after the country’s deadliest storm in living memory killed nearly 400 people and left tens of thousands homeless. Flooding engulfed parts of the eastern coastal city of Durban earlier in the week, tearing up roads, washing away homes and people trapped in them, and … Read more

Heavy flooding kills 45 in Durban, South Africa

Incessant rains and flooding in South Africa’s Durban area have killed at least 45 people, damaging the port, main roads and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal province, according to authorities. The South African military has been deployed to Durban and the surrounding eThekwini metropolitan area to assist with rescue operations as residents flee flooded areas. Some … Read more