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Event: OT Other
Number: 2021-000210
Country: ZAF South Africa
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Date (YMD): 2021-12-23
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Comments: In the early hours of the 12th of December, heavy thunderstorms hit Mthatha town, in the OR Tambo district of the Eastern Cape province. Media reports indicated a total death toll of 6 people, more than 19 people hospitalized and 100s being homeless. As the week progressed, Amathole, Buffalo city, Chris Hani, Alfred Nzou and Joe Gqabi surrounding districts were also impacted. Reports further stipulated that over 1,000 homes were damaged, with the likely of more being affected. To date, through on-going joint assessments by the Provincial Disaster Management Centre (PDMC), local municipalities and other stakeholders inclusive of the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), 1,762 households (8,810 people) have been recorded to be adversely affected.
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