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15 Apr 2022

Fatal floods in South Africa leave 300 dead and 6,000 Homeless

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People hit by fatal floods in South Africa say they have been left traumatised, hurt and homeless after one of the country’s worst storms. More than 300 people have died in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where a state of disaster has been called, after months worth of rain fell in just one day in some places.

Mudslides have trapped people under buildings, with more floods expected.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who visited affected areas, said climate change is to blame, but some communities disagree. It is thought more than 6,000 homes have been damaged, according to the AFP news agency.

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