KZN death toll reaches 459

Death Toll From Flooding in South Africa’s KZN Rises to 459

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s government has recorded 459 fatalities due to recent floods in the eastern and coastal KwaZulu-Natal province, Premier Sihle Zikalala told reporters on Sunday. 

By Amogelang Mbatha

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Last month, the province suffered the worst flooding in almost three decades during a severe storm. The individuals who were affected by the natural disaster are receiving aid from the government and other social partners.

Qatar delivered humanitarian aid on Sunday comprising food, clothing, and medical supplies to support the government-led interventions in KZN.


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  • Graeme J says:

    I really hope that the corrupt officials in the KZN government don’t get their fingers on the humanitarian aid that has been given by the Qataris. I can just see their filthy fingers stealing the goods that have been given for the needy… it happens every time.

  • Chris Green says:

    Tragic loss of life.
    If Qatar’s donations go anywhere other than The Gift of the Givers, likely to end up being sold to fund anc elections.
    DM – after the Prez declared a National state of disaster for these floods, what about checking with insurers and re-insurers on how they are working with brokers and assessors to ensure fast action on claims (OR, more importantly, the mechanisms they are using to deny legitimate claims !!)

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