At least six Durban residents have become victims of flooding since the Easter Sunday. By preliminary information, one baby is reported among victims of heavy rains which resulted in mudslides and building collapses.
Locals shared lots of pictures and video footages on social media which showed the circumstances of the disaster.
There were also videos published by Rescue Care that captured multiple scenes in which rescue workers were doing their duty in rainy conditions and rescuing people in Ellen Road in the Malvern area in Queensburg near Durban.
In the video footage, the rescue workers can be seen sifting through mud and rubble trying to find survivors.
“At around 01:00 on Tuesday morning two people had been confirmed dead and that more patients had been transported to hospital,” Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said.
The NSRI, Durban search-and-rescue teams, SAPS, the Durban Fire Department, IPSS Medical Rescue made every effort to save and rescue all those who have been trapped or affected by flooding.
Just after 02:00, Jamieson said that the body of a baby had been recovered. “It’s quite upsetting,” Jamieson said.