Durban - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has declared Thursday as the provincial day of mourning and prayer, adding that the death toll has risen to 69 as more bodies continue to be recovered following deadly floods last week in Durban and surrounds.
The floods destroyed houses, roads and other bulk infrastructure, and killed many people in various communities in the eThekwini, Ilembe, Ugu and King Cetshwayo municipalities.
Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Mchunu said the Provincial Executive Council convened a special meeting on Friday where it received reports on the impact of this latest disaster, while assessments continue to be done on the damage to lives and properties caused by the flooding and mudslides....
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