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More than 400 displaced by CT floods

Heavy rain in Cape Town causes havoc on the roads and displaces more than 400 people.

Hail and sleet in Cape Town on 13 July 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Disaster Management on Saturday assisted more than 400 residents in Cape Town that were displaced by flooding caused by heavy rain fall.

The management's spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said residents living in Rasta Camp, Pinetown, Rooi Dakkies and the Uitkyk informal settlements were moved to various locations.

Meanwhile, provincial traffic officials urged motorists to be cautious when driving during heavy rain.

Earlier, a car slid down the Sir Lowry's Pass mountain side, while 16 people were killed in an accident involving two buses on the R61 highway.

In another accident, three people died when the driver lost control of the vehicle outside Three Sisters.

Solomons-Johannes said officials across the province are on high alert.

"Public safety authorities have taken the necessary caution over the weekend after weather forecast warnings were issued."