Turkey offers condolences to South Africa over flood victims

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The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday expressed its condolences to South Africa over the victims of floods and landslides that hit the east of the country.

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The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it had received with great sadness and sorrow the news of the death and injury of many people as a result of floods and landslides in KwaZulu-Natal province.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered its condolences to the relatives of the victims, and to the government and people of South Africa, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

Since the beginning of the week, the coastal city of Durban and its surroundings (southeast of the country) have witnessed torrential rains and landslides.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative and Traditional Affairs Department said in a statement on Wednesday that 306 people had died in the floods.