Devastating floods in South Africa have left over 50 dead and forced more than 1000 people from their homes, according to an updated toll issued Wednesday as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew to the deluged region.
Heavy rains have lashed the southeast of the country, tearing down homes and ravaging infrastructure in Eastern Cape, KZN, and a cyclone ravished areas in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
The government will set aside emergency funding to help survivors rebuild their lives, Ramaphosa vowed.
Rescuers on Wednesday continued to comb debris, desperately looking for people feared trapped by landslides.
Emergency responders reported collapsed buildings and flooded roads, blocked sewer lines, and toppled electricity pylons.
For safety reasons, schools and some businesses were shut in the affected areas.
South African military personnel have been dispatched to help rescue and evacuation efforts.
The South African Weather Services warned that more heavy rain and gale force winds were expected, which could threaten low-lying bridges and roads.
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