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South Africa flooding death toll nears 400 as rescuers search for missing

More weather warnings ahead as search continues for those hit by deadly storms in KwaZulu-Natal province

South African police, army and volunteer rescuers have widened the search for dozens still missing five days after the deadliest storm to strike the city of Durban in living memory as the death toll rose to nearly 400.

The floods, which affected nearly 41,000 people, left a trail of destruction and killed at least 395 people, said Sipho Hlomuka, the regional head of the disaster management ministry.

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