- South African rescue teams have been deployed to assist disaster-stricken regions
- Many regions have been adversely affected by Cyclone Idai
- Amongst those assisting are IPSS Security, Rescue South Africa and the Gift of the Givers
South African rescue teams have saved 167 people in the Buzi district of Mozambique. The region was severely impacted by Cyclone Idai and required air support to assist in the rescue.
While brave emergency workers work tirelessly to remedy the crisis, victims of the cyclone still
fear for their lives as they hang onto trees and poles to escape flooded areas.
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Among the many who lost their lives in the storm are two school learners who struggled to maintain their grip on the trees, Briefly.co.za discovered.
The cyclone has been hailed one of the worst weather disasters in the southern hemisphere.
A Ballito-based security company, IPSS Security and Rescue South Africa has been rescuing survivors in adversely affected regions. Additionally, the Gift of the Givers organisation are deploying helicopters to assist with rescues.
Amongst the many challenges facing rescue is teams is the lack of reception making communications difficult, SA People reported.
Rescuers have relied mainly on helicopters and water-borne craft. South Africans have been donating much-needed goods to the cause and are encouraged to continue doing so.
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