In South Africa , more than 70 people have died in flooding and mudslides caused by torrential rains in KwaZulu-Natal and Cope provinces.
KwaZulu-Natal province, where most of the deaths occurred after the downpours led to flooding and mudslides, has heavy rain every year, but they rarely kill so many people in such a short space of time.
Some of the worst-hit areas were informal settlements in KwaZulu-Natal, where people live in flimsy houses without proper foundations or drainage systems.
Sixty-seven people had died in KwaZulu-Natal, and six more in neighboring Eastern Cape province, authorities said. Reuters