S Africa flood toll rises to 443 as deluge eases
The death toll from floods that have battered South Africa's east coast has risen to 443, including a rescuer, a regional official said yesterday, as dozens more are still missing.
"The death toll now stands at 443," Sihle Zikalala, the premier of the KwaZulu-Natal province told a media briefing, adding 63 other people are still unaccounted for.
A member of the rescue and recovery team "experienced difficult breathing and was airlifted to... hospital. Unfortunately he passed away".