Durban: Yesterday KZN’s disaster management teams responded to a number of weather-related incidents which were caused by the severe thunderstorms that struck areas in the interior of the province.

In the uMzinyathi district’s area of Muden under the Umvoti local municipality, two people were swept away by an overflowing river last night. Search and rescue efforts led to the recovery of the body of one person while another one is still missing.

In Bhumaneni in the Mooi-Mpofana local municipality, one person was killed while two others were injured when lighting struck their home during yesterday’s storm.

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has deployed disaster management teams to provide support to the affected families.

Hlomuka has also urged residents to monitor and observe the frequent weather warnings that continue to be issued by the South African Weather Service.