KZN man killed after landslide hits Ntuzuma home

KZN man killed after landslide hits Ntuzuma home

Another life has been lost in heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal.  

Man killed after landslide hits Ntuzuma home
Life Response Ambulance Service

A landslide has hit a home in Ntuzuma, north of Durban, killing a man.  

Emergency personnel were called to Bhekuzulu Road, where the house collapsed on Thursday morning.  

Life Response Ambulance Service spokesperson, Leon Fourie says when they arrived on the scene, they immediately began digging through rubble to search for the 34-year-old victim. 

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He says three people from the home managed to escape. 

"In about 45 minutes of digging we located the body. Unfortunately, the person did pass away. The body was handed over to the SAPS on scene."

Fourie says the area has been cordoned off. 

"There's a severe landslide in the whole area. The wall of the house and the mud came down on his bedroom. There were four people in the house altogether." 

Meanwhile in the early hours of this morning, two people were killed in a collision on the N3 south near Tugela.  

KZN EMS spokesperson, Rob Mckenzie says three trucks were involved in the crash. 

"Paramedics have treated two patients for serious injuries at the scene of the crash. The exact cause of this crash is not known at this stage."

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