The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) announced that the number of fatalities in the flood-hit province has increased to nearly 400 people, on Friday, 15 April.
KZN COGTA MEC Sipho Hlomuk said the death toll had increased to 395 from the 341 fatalities reported on Thursday, 14 April. Approximately 40 723 people have been displaced by the flooding and destruction across the province.
Hlomuka provided a breakdown of the number of fatalities by district in KZN. The eThekwini metro is most affected with 355 deaths, followed by Ilembe with 28, Ugu with 6, King Cetshwayo with 4 and uMzinyathi with 2.