Travel warning issued after 12 die in South Africa floods

By Linsey McNeill
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Heavy rains across South Africa, including the Kruger National Park, have claimed at least 12 lives.

The Foreign Office warned that the bad weather is expected to last for the rest of this week.

People have died in four of South Africa’s nine provinces.

Kruger, one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions, has been badly hit, say authorities.

“Movement inside the park is restricted as some roads are damaged,” said a spokesperson for the national parks’ authority, SANParks.

Several camps inside the reserve have been evacuated as a precaution.

Heavy rains started to fall last week, swelling Kruger’s rivers.

In a travel update, the Foreign Office said: “Continued heavy rain is forecast for parts of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng over the coming days.

“Do not take unnecessary risks and check your route for disruption before making your journey.

“Parts of Kruger National Park are affected and expecting heavy rainfall from 13th-17th February 2023.

“This has led to some closures of roads and camp sites. See South African National Parks website here for updates.”

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