Umdloti flats collapse — ‘At first it sounded like thunder, but then…’

An Umdloti resident, waving her hand in defeat, could not complete the sentence as she tried to describe to Daily Maverick on Sunday the ‘roar’ as several upmarket flats and vehicles at the Surfside apartment complex — near her home — collapsed into a heap of rubble and were swallowed by metres of thick, red mud late on Saturday night.