Death toll from recent KZN floods rises to nine

Death toll from recent KZN floods rises to nine

Local government authorities say nine people lost their lives in KwaZulu-Natal after the recent heavy rains caused flooding in the province's northern parts.

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Torrential downpours lashed the eNdumeni, Jozini, Big Five Hlabisa, Nquthu and Mthubathuba areas earlier this month.

A three-month-old baby boy from Newcastle and a 52-year-old man from Dannhauser were among the victims.

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KZN Cooperative Governance spokesperson, Nonala Ndlovu, says their teams are still assessing the damage.

"The figure that we have now is standing at nine fatalities - four females, four males and one infant male.

"They passed away due to drowning, but the infant passed away due to flooding in the house they were living in."


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