Ladysmith flood death toll continues to climb

Ladysmith flood death toll continues to climb

Search and rescue officials have recovered the bodies of two more people in connection with a flash flood that swept through Ladysmith on Christmas Eve.

Ladysmith Flooding
Facebook: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government

It brings the death toll in the case to 15, with rescuers continuing their search for missing people on Friday.

The Al-Imaad Foundation has been assisting personnel on the ground.

Spokesperson, Irfaan Ahmed says the wet weather conditions have hampered the massive search mission which involves around 60 members of the country's K9 unit. 

He says it was heartbreaking when they recovered the bodies of a father and son.

"I have been a resident of Ladysmith as well. We had previously floods hit Ladysmith about two years back, but it was not to such devastation where we lost many lives and it took us many days to locate those bodies and it is the worst to hit Ladysmith thus far."


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