The flooding started on Monday after heavy rain induced mudslides in a number of cities in Durban, the biggest metropolis in KwaZulu-Natal, authorities spokesman Lennox Mabaso instructed CNN.
“The areas most affected are Amanzimtoti, Chatsworth, Mariannhill,” Mabaso, who works for the provincial Cooperative Governance and Conventional Affairs division, mentioned.
Mabaso mentioned there have been reported incidents of collapsed buildings, partitions and flooded houses within the space.
He added that the South African Climate Service has warned there might be extra rains within the coming days.
“We’ve got been instructed there may be 50 % likelihood of extra rain,” he mentioned.
Makeshift shelters and meals are being supplied for these displaced from their houses within the aftermath of the flooding.
“We’re helping them to deal with this tragedy by counseling and different types of assist like serving to to establish their family members which have handed on,” he mentioned.
Greater than 300 folks have been evacuated from their houses in Port Saint Johns, a city within the province, the report mentioned.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was compelled to chop brief his journey to the African Union (AU) summit in Egypt to go to the areas affected by the tragedy.
“This case calls on all of us to drag collectively as a rustic to achieve out to affected communities and to assist alleviate their hardship.”