Nearly 90 people are missing after two months of the worst floods that hit South Africa’s third-largest city, Durban and its surroundings, according to a government spokesman.

Sihle Zikalala, the prime minister of the KwaZulu-Natal government, told journalists that the death toll from the violent floods and landslides has risen to 461 and 87 have not yet been explained.

“The flood affected 85,280 people who killed 461 people. A total of 87 people are reported to be still missing,” Zikalala said in a state-wide flood. Said in a media briefing a month later.

On May 23, a house sinks in a flood near Durban, South Africa. Photo: AP

The heavy rains in April, due to extreme weather events caused by climate change, surprised the country as it was unaffected by the storms that regularly hit neighboring countries such as Mozambique.

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