Presented by the founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said the rescue effort has been a challenge in KwaZulu-Natal. The area is recovering from recent floods killed 443 people, while 63 were missing and many were evacuated, after their homes were destroyed in the floodwaters.
KZN President Sihle Zikalala described the situation as “extreme” the worst of the calamity will come upon the land.
Many aid organizations have been providing assistance and relief.
Sooliman also praised the locals for their lending.
“He became very emotional for one of my teammates when he was in Canada. He said that when he went there, he saw people sitting on the beach. He asked them, ‘What are you doing?’ They said we were looking forward to seeing the bodies of our family members coming to the river. found then that there was a serious problem with the number of missing persons, as well as the number of deaths.
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The KwaZulu-Natal region is considering banning people from building houses along the coast in the future.
Zikalala said many flood victims had their homes near the river. He says in the future, communities should be careful not to build in high-risk areas.
“Construction on the beach will be addressed because many of these are affected by floods. Several joules along these riverbanks are affected. Many are still well along the river. The fact is that no house should be built in such a place as part of the future plan, we should create a homeless house across the city by using accident prevention of slumps. “
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The families of the victims, who were swept away by the floods in Durban, have called on the government to mobilize more rescue teams and rescue teams. This was followed by heavy rains, which killed 443 people in KwaZulu-Natal. Sixty-three people are still missing.
Search and rescue teams from other areas have joined the ranks to help.
The family of 53-year-old Msawakhe Dlamini, who was swept away by floods in Ndlanzi north of Durban, said they wanted search and rescue workers to come and search for his body.
Eight bodies have been found in ward 43 in Lindelani alone, while four more are still missing.
Ntokozo Dlamini said the flood washed away his uncle as he was about to cross a nearby house.
“He was passing by, a big river was flowing but the issue was that he did not see the person and we needed help, rescue teams would come and help us.”
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