Deadly storm scatters ships in SA
Original story at BBC News• 2 mentions • 1 week ago
BBC News 1 week ago
Moored ships were blown away as a "supercell thunderstorm" swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least eight people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two patients killed when a wall collapsed at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, near Durban, the region's main city. KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country were hit by a "supercell thunderstorm", the South African Weather Service said. Such storms are characterised by a persistently rotating updraft like a tornado. "Satellite pictures show lightning over the sea and it seems to be moving off the coastline," Weather Service spokesman ...