KZN begins counting the cost of massive storm
South Africa KZN begins counting the cost of massive storm 11 October 2017 - 07:45 By Yasantha Naidoo South coast towns from Port Shepstone to the Bluff were the hardest hit in KwaZulu-Natal. This picture was taken in Isipingo, South of Durban.
Image: THULI DLAMINI
Authorities in KwaZulu-Natal will on Wednesday begin mopping up operations after a devastating a "super-cell thunderstorm" hit the province.
At least nine people lost their lives when driving rain and gale force winds of 70-90km/h pummelled the region from about 8am on Tuesday.
The South African Weather Service said the storm had moved from Gauteng on Monday to KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. It was characterised by a deepâ rotating updraft associated with tornadoesâ large hailâ strong winds and flash flooding.
South coast towns from Port Shepstone to the Bluff were the hardest hit in KwaZulu-Natal. Thousands of households were flooded and left without electricity.
MECs of healthâ human settlementsâ education and local government will visit the King Edward and Prince Mshiyeni Hospitals in Umlazi on Wednesdayâ accompanied by eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede.
Two patients died and two others were seriously injured when a wall collapsed at the Umlazi hospital.
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