Video: Tornado wreaks havoc in Durban


A tornado that tore through Inanda and Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday afternoon caused great devastation.

According to Robert McKenzie, spokesman for the provincial emergency services, two people were treated for minor injuries. “They were in a container that overturned,” he said. The two patients were taken to a hospital for further treatment.

Several roofs in the Bhambayi informal settlement were blown off and power poles overturned.

A RNnews reader says it has been raining heavily in the area since Monday evening.

Edwin Cleophas, a Twitter user, said the weather turned quickly and they had to seek shelter in a hurry. “The tornado moved through the township and blew away roofs. Houses and tenements were destroyed!”

Hundreds of residents were left homeless. Heavy rain and strong winds continue.

The following videos have been received from various WhatsApp groups: