12.11.2019 10:30 am
In a statement, the eThekwini municipality said two people had reportedly died due to the inclement conditions.
eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda will on Tuesday be visiting families who were affected by flooding and heavy rains in Durban on Monday.
Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where the railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment.
Nomzamo councillor Sitembile Mfecane, who visited the family afterwards, says the fire may have been started by a candle.
‘My house is burning and all they see is a story in it that they must be allowed to take pictures’, said the minister.
The prime minister’s office said more than 3,000 people have been rescued in the wake of the disaster.
Officials in the Chiba, just east of Tokyo, have told people to prepare supplies of food and water for up to three days.
The City of Johannesburg has drafted a rough policy that will see victims of natural disasters in the city receive temporary emergency accommodation (TEA).
A fire, which has been raging since Monday, is destroying a plantation and obstructing the views of motorists and pedestrians.
The ministry says more than 100 homes were flooded and over 1,500 families evacuated their houses in advance.
Provincial disaster management was also on the scene, providing humanitarian relief to the affected families.
Gift of the Givers, the Red Cross and the Gauteng social development dept are working together with Cogta officials to offer humanitarian support.
According to a local ward councillor, the children were locked inside the shack when a fire broke out inside.
Residents suspect that a candle might have caused the fire, despite the fact that the area has had electricity since 2010.
On Monday night, various pictures and videos of the fire were posted on social media.
The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says it is prepared for the impending fire season in Cape Town but believes residents can do their bit to minimise the chances of a wildfire damaging or even destroying their homes.