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More thunderstorms headed KZN’s way

At least five people were killed as a storm battered the city and surrounding areas on Friday.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Following flooding in Durban due to heavy rains, the South African Weather Service has warned of more thunderstorms.

At least five people were killed as a storm battered the city and surrounding areas on Friday.

The heavy rains brought with them hail and strong winds, which uprooted trees and caused walls to collapse.

Weather forecaster Wiseman Dlamini says, "We're expecting thunder showers over the western parts of [KwaZulu-Natal] in the afternoons for the rest of this weekend. Then we're looking at 30 percent chance of thundershowers every day from Monday to Friday."

Yesterday, it was being reported that at least four people were killed after being struck by lightning during a violent storm in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN EMS spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said disaster management teams would be assisting affected families.

"Thirteen people were treated for injuries when their houses collapsed. Some of the houses completely collapsed and in one incident the roof was blown away. One person was also seriously injured when a tree landed on a car."

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