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South Africa launches relief for Durban flooding

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Declaring a national state of disaster, South Africa has allocated USD67 million to help those hit by floods that killed at least 448 people in the eastern city of Durban and the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal province.

Nearly 4,000 homes have been destroyed and over 40,000 people displaced by the floods and mudslides caused by prolonged heavy rains, provincial officials said. Over 40 people remain missing and some 600 schools have been hit with damages estimated at about USD28 million, according to officials.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin

 

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