Four injured as house collapses in heavy rain


Four people‚ including two children‚ were injured when their house collapsed in heavy rain in KwaZulu-Natal.

The family were asleep shortly after midnight on Wednesday when their four-bedroom dwelling in KwaDukuza on the north coast collapsed.heavy rain

KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Service spokesman Robert McKenzie said disaster management and emergency rescue services were on high alert in the province.

“There have been reports of a number of accidents. Motorists are advised to decrease speed‚ maintain a safe following distance and drive with vehicle headlights on‚” said McKenzie.

SA Weather forecaster Julius Mahlangu warned of of heavy rainfall in the province on Wednesday that might lead to flooding.

“There is a 60% chance of rain across the province. Areas along the coast have received the most rainfall. The weather should start clearing on Thursday‚” he said.