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SA reels from floods

JOHANNESBURG — The KwaZulu-Natal government said some of the bodies of the victims of the recent floods in the province are still lying unidentified in mortuaries.

“We have called upon the families to come through to the Gale mortuary and the Pinetown mortuary for the identification of the bodies. People have been coming to identify the bodies but we still have a few that have not come through,” said KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

However, she said most of the victims’ families had heeded government’s call and had been visiting state help desks to identify the bodies of their loved ones.

Earlier, the provincial government announced that the number of people who died as a result of Easter weekend floods could be as high as 70.

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