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SANDF dispatches over 10000 soldiers to flood ravaged communities in KwaZulu-Natal



The South African National Defence Force has dispatched over 10 000 troops to flood-stricken towns in KwaZulu-Natal in order to aid individuals who have been impacted by the misfortune brought on by persistent rain and floods in the area.

The floods have been characterized as the biggest of their sort in decades to impact the province.

Soldiers will help with security support, mop-up operations, extraction, technical evaluations, and transfer of humanitarian relief equipment or products, according to sources.

According to information obtained from the source, approximately 400 individuals have perished and 60 have gone missing.

Many people have been displaced as a result of the floods, and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala estimates that the cost of road infrastructure damage caused by the storm would be over R5.6 billion.

According to him, 13 556 families were impacted, with 8 329 dwellings partially damaged and 3 937 residences entirely demolished.


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