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Five killed in Cape storm
*Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
JOHANNESBURG – Five people have died in the worst storm to hit the Western Cape in 30 years.
Western Cape Disaster Management urged residents to remain indoors as the storm was expected to increase in severity.
A family of four died in a fire caused by lightning Kraaifontein.
A 60-year-old man tragically died when an informal housing structure collapsed in Lavender Hill on Wednesday morning. Another man was seriously injured.
Western Cape Disaster Management spokesman James-Brent Styan said flying debris had caused many injuries.
Disaster management’s Styan said: “The forecasters are warning us of wave crests hitting 12 to 13 metres along the subcoastal areas of the Western Cape. This is unprecedented, we don’t really know what that impact might be on our coastal areas.
So we’re calling on people along the coast to take care, to avoid the beaches, stay away from beaches “please, stay indoors as far as possible at least until tomorrow afternoon [Thursday]. We expect the storm to start dying down by then.”