A powerful storm hit the south-west of South Africa

A powerful storm hit the south-west of South Africa. As a result of the impact of the elements, more than 1,000 buildings were destroyed, damaged or flooded. Authorities conducted evacuation of more than 3,000 residents from dangerous areas.

On the coast of the country, the height of the waves falling on the shore reached a height of 12 meters. The strongest gusts of the wind, contributed to the spread of wildfires. Authorities report that 9 people died as a result of the storm.