SA flood death toll now at 70
By Jurina Nkwazi
22 January 2011
South Africa’s recent flooding has claimed the lives of 70 people.
About 8-thousand-four-hundred families were displaced and most most of the deaths occurred in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
Meanwhile, The United Nations says almost every country in southern Africa is on alert for potential flooding.
Spokesperson for the UN's Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs, Elisabeth Byrs, says flash floods are common in this part of Africa and the rainfall this year is heavier than in the past.