KZN floods: Death toll increases to 59

eNCA reports that the death toll from floods and mudslides has increased to 59 after rainstorms struck the city of Durban and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal province.

The floods tore several bridges apart, submerged cars and collapsed houses. A fuel tank was floating in at sea after being tossed off the road.

The disaster management department in KwaZulu-Natal province urged people to stay at home and ordered those residing in low-lying areas to move to higher ground.

More than 2,000 houses and 4,000 “informal” homes, or shacks, were damaged.

Bones and skeletons were also seen floating on water after floods destroyed some of the cemetries in KZN.