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Body of toddler swept away in KZN storm discovered

The 22-month-old was at a creche when she was swept away during last week's massive storm that lashed the province.

The Umlazi area was affected by the storm in KwaZulu-Natal on 10 October 2017. Picture: @prosperityngubo.

JOHANNESBURG - The body of an Umlazi toddler who was swept away by floods has been found.

A community member in Umlazi's E-section discovered Okuhle Kweyama's body which was partly concealed with mud in a river on Thursday morning.

The 22-month-old was at a creche when she was swept away during last week's massive storm that lashed the province.

Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele said: “It was positively identified by relatives as the one that was missing last week on Tuesday during the heavy storms that took place here in KwaZulu Natal.”

The severe storms in KwaZulu-Natal claimed at least 11 lives, while in Gauteng one person was killed and two others injured in what was believed to have been a tornado in the Krugersdorp area.

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