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At least five dead in South Africa floods, mudslides

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – At least five people have been killed in floods and mudslides across South Africa’s port city of Durban following heavy rains in recent days, authorities said yesterday.

Days of rains have flooded several areas and shut dozens of roads across the city, which is popular for its idyllic beaches.

“Five deaths have been reported so far (but) we are still busy gathering information from the emergency services,” spokesman for the Cooperative Governance Ministry Lungi Mtshali told AFP. Video footage shared by private rescue workers and paramedics show flooded city highways, submerged cars and collapsed houses.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin