Storms and heavy rain from 11 November caused flash flooding in areas of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, including Durban and the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.
Ethekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed that 2 people died in their home in Inanda after a wall collapsed as a result of the heavy rain.
The mayor urged precaution, in particular for drivers. He also urged members of the community not to throw garbage in the drainage systems.
The M4 Highway was closed between Umhlanga and Sibaya due to flood damage.
The area has also seen strong winds which have damaged homes and downed trees and power lines, cutting electricity supply in several areas.
A tornado hit Mpolweni settlement near Pietermaritzburg left at least 2 people dead and several injured.
Durban – M4 Highway: ROAD CLOSED between Umhlanga and Sibaya due to flood damage https://t.co/Bs52D0y1gR
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@eThekwiniM mayor Mxolisi Kaunda explains the extent of flood damage in Durban. He confirms that a couple have been killed after a wall collapsed on them. @TeamNews24 @News24 pic.twitter.com/U0cJuU3wtR
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