Tornado in Tongaat

Devastating Tornado Tears Through Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal (June 4, 2024)

Tongaat, , – A powerful ripped through the coastal town of Tongaat on Monday afternoon, 3rd, 2024, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Early reports indicated significant damage to homes and businesses. Sadly, IOL reports that the death toll has now climbed to five. Emergency services are still assessing the situation and searching for potential injuries.

Videos circulating on social media show the destructive force of the , with debris scattered across streets and roofs ripped from buildings. Local residents reported seeing the funnel cloud approaching and scrambling for safety.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a warning for severe and damaging winds in the area earlier on Monday. However, the intensity of the was likely unforeseen.

Disaster relief efforts are already underway, with emergency services coordinating rescue and recovery operations. The extent of the damage is still being assessed, but initial reports suggest significant costs for repairs and rebuilding.

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