Disaster teams helped to evacuate people living in a block of rental rooms built along the uThukela River when it overflowed.
More heavy rain in parts of KwaZulu-Natal, including already flood-stricken Ladysmith, led to the evacuation of several families on Monday night.
More than 100 people were housed at municipal facilities in Ladysmith overnight, KwaZulu-Natal Cogta spokesperson Nonala Ndlovu said.
Some roads, including the N11 between Newcastle and Ladysmith, had to be temporarily closed after KwaZulu-Natal Disaster Management Teams realised “a significant amount of water was flowing into Ladysmith town”, Ndlovu said.
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