Rescue teams resumed the search for bodies Tuesday after flash floods hit a South African town killing six people with 10 missing, officials said.
Torrential rain hit Ladysmith late on Sunday night sweeping cars off a main road and trapping people in homes, KwaZulu Natal provincial authorities said.
The scope of the disaster only became apparent late on Monday, a spokesperson said. “At the moment, we have six people confirmed dead and still 10 people missing. The search is back on,” the spokesperson told AFP.
Three bodies were found in a minibus carrying nine passengers. The other six are still missing, the spokesperson said.
One body was found in a house that was completely destroyed while two other people who were also inside are still unaccounted for.