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IN PHOTOS: Dozens killed as flash floods hit South Africa

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 5:00 pm - There's still more downpours ahead, raising fears of further flooding.

Torrential downpours have triggered a catastrophe in the area of Durban, a city on the southern coast of South Africa.

The intense rains of Monday overnight caused flash flooding that has killed more than 30 people, according to the Independent Online. Among the dead are four people -- two adults and two children -- died in a house collapse, though the Independent says rescuers are combing the rubble for other survivors.

Dozens more injuries have been reported, and emergency services received more than 2,000 calls for assistance between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Heavy rains are not uncommon at this time of the year in parts of South Africa, which is experiencing the fall. Forecasters say still more flooding is possible this week, with more rains expected.

"Because of the ground being so saturated, any amount of rainfall could contribute to more flooding. Therefore the warning we have of rainfall and flooding is still valid," said Wayne Venter, a South African Weather Service forecaster quoted by the Sowetan Newspaper.

Below is a selection of tweets showing the extent of the disaster as of late Tuesday.


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