The KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council has confirmed that the death toll from the heavy rains sits at fourteen since October. In a statement, the council says 798 houses were affected across the province.
This is the first time an official death toll has been released.
Meanwhile, the Weather Service has issued a warning of severe showers and thundershowers in parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape Wednesday evening. At least two people died in KZN following the tornado that ripped through the midlands.
However, no warning has been issued for Gauteng, where a 60-percent chance of showers and thundershowers is expected Wednesday night and Thursday.
Weather Forecaster, Tokelo Chiloane,”The warning is for the eastern parts of KZN and the north-eastern parts of Eastern Cape. We have a watch for severe thunderstorms in that region for tonight and we also have a warning for heavy rainfall leading to localised flooding over the south-western parts of the Eastern Cape tonight.”
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