CAPE TOWN: Extreme levels of flood danger have been announced in South Africa, with more than 300 people killed and dozens missing.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Heavy rains and flash floods destroyed several homes and destroyed bridges. The death toll in and around Durban rose to 306.
The South African government said that torrential rains have broken a 60-year record in Durban. Floods and rains destroyed 248 schools. The power system was severely affected in several areas. President Cyril Ramaphosa called the floods a natural disaster.
The devastation caused by torrential rains and floods across the country is being viewed with concern. The local government said in a tweet that South Africa was going through its darkest period in history.
South Africa’s president said that floods and torrential rains across the country have been caused by climate change. The international community must take timely action to tackle climate change. No further delays can be tolerated.