Body of KZN mother recovered after flood swept her away

14 March 2019 - 15:01 By Orrin Singh
Search and rescue members remove the body of a woman who was recovered under a mass of debris at the Amaoti River, north of Durban, on Tuesday March 14 2019.
Search and rescue members remove the body of a woman who was recovered under a mass of debris at the Amaoti River, north of Durban, on Tuesday March 14 2019.
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The body of a mother who was swept away by a flood after heavy rains at the weekend was discovered on Thursday.

This follows the discovery of her husband and daughter who were found in the Amaoti River, north of Durban, on Monday. 

Police divers from Durban Search and Rescue (SAR), along with Metro police and the Durban K9 squad, returned to Amaoti on Thursday to continue their search for the victim.

Rescue efforts were directed to the spot after a police dog led them to the area covered by debris. Members excavated the spot and located the body, which was handed over to members of the Inanda police.

An inquest docket has been opened.

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube visited flood-ravaged KwaMashu and Amaoti on Tuesday following flash floods that swept across parts of the province on Sunday.

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