IN PICTURES: Floods sweep KZN, parts of EC

A relative of one of the 9 victims is comforted by search and rescue team members after a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods destroyed houses, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth.

A relative of one of the 9 victims is comforted by search and rescue team members after a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods destroyed houses, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth.

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JOHANNESBURG - Numerous regions in Kwa-Zulu-Natal were hit by severe floods on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, 51 people were confirmed dead.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is visiting the storm-affected communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape after a working visit to Egypt where he attended an emergency African union Troika summit.

LIVEBLOG: Heavy rains batter parts of SA

eNCA.com takes a look at the tragic and horrific scenes which transpired in and around the flood-ravaged KwaZulu-Natal province. 

A man tries to salvage some of his furniture at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed his home on April 23, 2019.

A man tries to salvage some of his furniture at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed his home on April 23, 2019.

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The death toll in the KwaZulu Natal floods has risen to 51.

The death toll in the KwaZulu Natal floods has risen to 51.

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The Umhlatuzana Hindu Temple, south of Durban, damaged after the township was hit by heavy rain and flash floods following torrential downpour on April 23, 2019. 

The Umhlatuzana Hindu Temple, south of Durban, damaged after the township was hit by heavy rain and flash floods following torrential downpour on April 23, 2019. 

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

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Police officers try to rescue people trapped in their homes destroyed in a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth.

File: Police officers try to rescue people trapped in their homes destroyed in a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth.

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File: An image of a collapsed house in Durban after floods hit the area. 

File: An image of a collapsed house in Durban after floods hit the area. 

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People abandon their homes after they were destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, on April 23, 2019.

People abandon their homes after they were destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, on April 23, 2019.

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File: At least four people have been confirmed dead in a house collapse in Malvern, Durban.

File: At least four people have been confirmed dead in a house collapse in Malvern, Durban.

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Houses destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban.

Houses destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban.

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File: An image of a collapsed house in Durban after floods hit the area. 

File: An image of a collapsed house in Durban after floods hit the area. 

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People begin to remove debris after their homes were destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, on April 23, 2019.

People begin to remove debris after their homes were destroyed by torrential rains and flash floods at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, on April 23, 2019. 

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People abandon their homes at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed their homes on April 23, 2019.

People abandon their homes at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed their homes on April 23, 2019.

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People begin to clear debris at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods caused huge damages to their homes on April 23, 2019.

People begin to clear debris at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban, after torrential rains and flash floods caused huge damages to their homes on April 23, 2019.

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Debris inside a house after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed houses at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban.

Debris inside a house after torrential rains and flash floods destroyed houses at an informal settlement of BottleBrush, south of Durban.

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Police officers try to rescue people trapped in their homes destroyed in a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth, south of Durban on April 23, 2019

Police officers try to rescue people trapped in their homes destroyed in a mudslide following torrential downpours and flash floods, near Westcliff Secondary School in Chatsworth, south of Durban on April 23, 2019.

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