Second tornado hits KwaZulu-Natal in two days, South Africa

Second tornado hits KwaZulu-Natal in two days, South Africa

Just two days after a destructive tornado in which two people lost their lives, the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal was hit by another tornado on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

The second tornado tore through Bergville, ner the Kilburn Dam in the Drakensberg.

More than 20 people were injured and 2 killed after a destructive tornado hit New Hanover, KZN on November 12.

It total, 12 people have been killed since severe weather began this past weekend.

"A number of homes have collapsed, countless trees have been uprooted and the electricity supply in the area has been interrupted. Our teams are working hard to provide support to the affected communities," said Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka.

The South African Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado hit the Mpolweni area near New Hanover in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Weather forecaster, Wiseman Dlamini, says they tracked a severe thunderstorm on radar and satellite images. Winds measured between 46 to 111 km/h (30 - 90 mph).

Featured image: Storm Report SA


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