Floods and landslides have claimed the lives of at least 259 people in the South African city of Durban and the adjacent province of KwaZulu-Natal.
The forecasts of meteorologists who expected a decrease in precipitation did not come true. A natural disaster hit Durban, causing damage to its population and the infrastructure of the city. In addition, rural areas located near the city were affected.
Among other things, train traffic was stopped in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. In Durban, subway stations and highways were flooded. The flood destroyed many houses and bridges.
Earlier it became known that landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Mega in the Philippines have already claimed the lives of dozens of people. The death toll reached 58, with a total of about 580,000 people affected. Most of the deaths occur in the province of Leyte, where 27 people are still missing.