Four missing after heavy rain hits KZN

KwaZulu-Natal - Four people were missing after a severe thunderstorm in the Msinga area in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department said on Tuesday.

Further details on what happened to the four were not immediately available, spokesman Lennox Mabaso said.

File photo. Credit: INLSA

Houses were flooded when the uThukela River broke its banks after the rain started on Monday around 6pm.

Co-operative governance MEC Nomusa Dube has dispatched disaster teams to help affected residents.

Dube would visit the area on Tuesday morning to assess the damage. - Sapa