Bodies of mother and child recovered in flood-stricken Chatsworth

At the Westville Secondary School, rescuers have retrieved the bodies of a mother and child.

DURBAN - Dramatic scenes are playing out all over disaster-hit Durban.

In Chatsworth, the tragedy really hit home when the bodies of a mother trying to shield her 5-year-old child were recovered from the rubble.


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They were living in the caretaker's quarters of the Westcliff Secondary School.

Eight people died there when a landslide destroyed part of the building.  

So far, 32 deaths have been recorded due to flooding in Kwa-Zulu Natal.