Durban storm: Death toll rises, others still missing

Durban storm: Death toll rises, others still missing

The death toll after the heavy rains that battered Durban on Sunday has risen to three - with others still unaccounted for.

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Disaster management officials say members of the police search and rescue team recovered the body of a man who was washed away while crossing a bridge in Verulam on Sunday night.

Another man was able to get himself to safety.

Yesterday, the bodies of a 40-year-old man and his six-year-old child were also recovered in Amaoti after their vehicle was washed away.

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The child's mother is still missing. 

Co-operative Governance's Lennox Mabaso says there's also a search for a missing child.

"We also had another report of an incident in New Hanover, in uMshwathi just outside Pietemaritzburg where a 12-year-old child is believed to be missing. The search and rescue team is busy with the operation. The same thing applies in terms of a search for a issing woman in Amaoti and other areas are still continuing."

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