Updated 1526 GMT (2326 HKT) April 20, 2022
Heavy rains and flooding hit the eastern coast of South Africa, killing hundreds of people while damaging homes and destroying roads.
The flooding hit the province of KwaZulu-Natal, which includes the coastal city of Durban. Roads cracked and gave way to deep fissures. A huge stack of shipping containers collapsed into muddy waters. A bridge was swept away, leaving people stranded on either side.
In a statement posted to Facebook, the provincial government called it "one of the worst weather storms in the history of our country."
Teams have been working to evacuate areas that experienced "mudslides, flooding and structural collapses of buildings and roads," Sipho Hlomuka, a member of the Executive Council for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, said on Twitter.