Massive Flooding in Durban Area Leaves at Least 23 Dead and Homes Collapsed

Massive flooding in Durban, South Africa, overnight left at least 23 people dead, after multiple structural collapse, and many more missing and buried under mud and debris, according to IPSS Medical Rescue.

The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department announced at a press briefing on Tuesday morning that over 2,000 emergency calls were received in the past 24 hours as a violent storm moved over the eThekwini area.

IPSS, “together with Police Search & Rescue as well we various other rescue organisations, spent the entire night assisting in the greater Durban area with flooding,” said IPSS.

Emergency crews in the KwaZulu-Natal province will continue performing search and rescue operations today.

“The greater Durban area is severely flooded,” said IPSS.

“We urge all motorists to be cautious.”

On Tuesday morning issues were alerted for flooding in Amanzimtoti:

House collapse after heavy rain in Amanzimtoti. We don't know who to credit this photo.#Durbanfloods

Posted by Storm Report SA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Posted by Colleen Vorster on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Photos from Amanzimtoti Neighbour & Surrounds News Alert of flooding in Amanzimtoti#Durbanfloods

Posted by Storm Report SA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Homes collapse after all the flooding:

This is what happens after heavy rains in KZN. Landslides with houses collapsing. We have no idea who to credit.#Durbanfloods

Posted by Storm Report SA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pebble Beach in Uvongo – ‘gone’

From Cheryl ColdreyPepple Beach in Uvongo is no more.#Durbanfloods

Posted by Storm Report SA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Durban after the floods last night:

From Heather HalsteadUmgeni river and Durban country club golf course flooded

Posted by Storm Report SA on Monday, April 22, 2019

From Nicolette Nicky de Preez This is the umgeni river in the vicinity of the old Mr price building in Riverhorse Valley

Posted by Storm Report SA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

23 April 2019Flooding Durban IPSS Medical Rescue, together with Police Search & Rescue as well we various other…

Posted by IPSS Medical Rescue on Monday, April 22, 2019

 

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