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South Africa flood toll rises to 443 as deluge eases


TOPSHOT – Displaced people take refuge at a local hall in Ntuzuma township following heavy rains, mudslides and rain and winds north of Durban, on April 16, 2022 as the death toll from the disaster that struck the coastal city of Durban surged passed 350 wreaking havoc in the surrounding region destroying homes and infrastructure. There is huge water shortage facing thousands of people – South Africa’s flood-ravaged east was hit by more rain Saturday after the deadliest storm to strike the country in living memory killed nearly 400 people and left tens of thousands homeless. (Photo by RAJESH JANTILAL / AFP)

DURBAN, South Africa (AFP) – The death toll from floods that have battered South Africa climbed above 440 on Sunday as abating rains allowed rescue operations to accelerate after one of the deadliest storms in living memory. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin