Four dead in KZN storms

At least four people have died in a day of storms that hit various areas in KwaZulu-Natal.

What we know so far about the #KZNstorms:

Four people have been confirmed dead so far. One was an eight-year-old child who was struck by lightning, while another was a 46-year-old man who drowned trying to cross a flooded river. A third person was crushed when a massive container fell on a car near the Durban port. The fourth is a municipal worker who got killed when the wall she seek shelter from collapsed on her.


At least five hospitals have been affected by the storms.

Emergency teams have been responding to several incidents of people trapped in cars that have been submerged by floodwater.

Many roads remain closed in parts of eThekwini and motorists have been advised to stay off the roads.
There are no significant flight delays into and out of King Shaka International Airport at the moment.

As predicted by the SA Weather Service, the storm has since weakened.

The search for the missing toddler who was swept away by the floods in Umlazi has been called off for now.

It is however still raining in Durban.