South African port swamped in plastic waste and debris after heavy rain and flash flooding

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | Miranda Aldersley For Mailonline
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The enormous volume of plastic waste, wood and vegetation that washed up in South Africa's Port of Durban after heavy rains and flooding has been revealed in new footage.

Some 70 people were killed during the floods in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces while 1,000 more were forced from their homes.

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Heavy rains tore down homes and ravaged infrastructure, causing a deluge of plastic and other debris to flow into the port - including large logs that posed a threat to the safe navigation of vessels in the port.

The 30-second clip, which was filmed on April 26 and uploaded to YouTube four days later, was filmed from on-board a boat in the Port of Durban - the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The camera slowly pans across the harbour where the sea is no longer visible beneath the mass of debris, wood and plastic.

Environmentalist groups, Green Peace and the Bremen-Durban Marine Environmental Education Network also weighed in,...
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