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Countless containers washed away as heavy rains and floods pulverizes Durban

Below were some of the scenes playing out in the port city of Durban which has been battered by heavy rains and floods in the last couple of days with more rains expected today..

It has been reported that the N2 highway that connects Johannesburg to the port of Durban has been closed to southbound traffic due to debris and shipping containers on the road caused by the floods..

Videos also show rail lines and trucks washed away in the deluge.. At least 20 people were also said to have lost their lives in the floods..

Videos received by Shipping and Freight Resource show containers being washed away in several areas whereas several more containers and especially reefer containers could be seen blown away and strewn all over the yard and highways.

The SA Weather services has issued an Orange level 8 warning: Rain: KZN: 11 – 12 April 2022 on their Twitter feed..


KwaZulu-Natal’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department said in a statement that “The inclement weather conditions are expected to continue today in areas around eThekwini municipality, which includes the city of Durban and this increases the risk of flooding getting worse in all these areas.”..

There has been no statement from Transnet Port Terminals or Authority on the situation in the port..

Disclaimer: Above videos have been embedded as received from various sources and original source unknown..

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Hariesh Manaadiar
Hariesh Manaadiar
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