Durban floods: Heavy rainfall in the eastern part of South Africa, especially Durban, has led to the death of more than 30 people on Tuesday.
Durban was one of the hardest-hit areas with more than 150 mm (6 inches) falling on the city within a 12-hour period. Normal rainfall for the entire month of April is only around 90 mm (3.5 inches).
4 people were reported dead in one Malvern house overnight, another fatality was recorded in Overport. The tragedy has worsened, with two young children now found in the wreckage of a Queensburgh home.
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) stated on Tuesday that at least 32 people had been killed due to flooding and mudslides, according to Independent Online.
While South Africans pray for the safety of those affected, residents and witnesses in the area have taken to social media to share the devastating effects of the flood, under the hashtags #DurbanFloods and #KZNFloods.
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