NATIONAL NEWS - Reports of good rains have continued to flood in as the heavens opened over northern Zululand.
Unfortunately, it was not all good news as the KZN Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) as they reported on Friday that the number of fatalities in the province had risen to 19 since 25 October, Zululand Observer reports.
The fatalities included four casualties owing to lightning strikes at Jozini and one drowning at KwaDukuza (Darnall) and Ulundi each.
A total of seven lightning strike casualties were reported in uThukela, Ndwedwe, Maphumulo, Msuduzi and Ugu.
Two casualties of a collapsed wallowing to heavy rain in eThekwini were also reported.
A further three unaccounted for persons across KZN were still being verified.