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KZN flood survivor mourns losing 10 family members in landslide

KZN flood survivor mourns losing 10 family members in landslide

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KZN flood survivor mourns losing 10 family members in landslide—

Staring at the mound of mud where a house once stood, flood survivor Mluleki Hlophe is in a state of disbelief.

“I’m still shocked and I still don’t believe… my daughter and my sister, my young sisters, my nephews. I still don’t believe,” he says.

More than a dozen South African rescue workers on Friday painstakingly combed through a lush green valley where 10 people from Hlophe’s family have been missing for five days since violent floods tore through KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), killing 395 people.

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The 32-year-old survivor and other men from the KwaNdengezi township, outside Durban, have been helping search crews dig through the mud.

Only the body of Hlophe’s mother has been found in the river after the storm cleared.

An officer warns him that the sandy soil will make it harder for the dogs to trace the scent of any other bodies.

Others believe the bodies have most likely been swept away by the swollen river.

Divers search the dirty waters of the river while the dogs unit scours the floodplain.

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But after four hours’ searching they find nothing.

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