Floods kill 10 in South Africa

Floods in eastern South Africa have killed at least 10 people. Hundreds of people lost their homes in the region during the week-long floods.

Authorities say most of the river water in the coastal areas is flowing far above the danger line. Roads are flooded. Traffic is being disrupted. Businesses are closed.

Hundreds of homes were also swept away by the floodwaters, local media reported. The worst affected area is Dantsen Town. Environmentalists are blaming the harmful effects of climate for such flood situation.

Experts, meanwhile, say the effects of climate change are causing the country’s east to experience more frequent flash floods.
They say African countries are most at risk from the effects of climate change. Every year there is flood or extreme drought. Extensive cropland is being destroyed. As a result, there is an acute food crisis.