South Africans still looking for relatives are devastated by the floods that ravaged their country last week, in which 435 people were killed, and over 40,000 were left homeless in Durban and the KwaZulu–Natal region.
DURBAN (South Africa) — South Africans are still struggling to find their loved ones after last week’s floodings left 435 dead and more than 40,000 homeless in Durban and surrounding KwaZulu-Natal.
South Africa’s army has sent 10,000 soldiers to assist in searching for missing people, rebuild roads and bridges, and distribute emergency aid to those affected by the flood. The government has provided $67 million in emergency aid to families affected by the deluge.
Families persist grimly in their search for the remains of loved ones.
Joseph Nkosi (56) of Inanda township spends his time searching through a river stream full of debris for his daughter Ntombenhle (15). She was last seen crossing a low-lying bridge as the waters took her away.
Nkosi said that she was heartbroken. “I am merely hoping to find her body. I’m already adamant that she is gone. Only her school tie, which she found in this river stream, is all I hold on to.”
Apollo Mdladla (47), a resident, stated that he and his daughter are having trouble coping with the death of 10 family members. Floods destroyed their home and killed a mother, her children, and grandchildren.
“We still have trauma. I used to play with those children. She now asks me, “Where is Melissa?” “Where is Lulu?” I had to tell her, as she could see that they were gone. Mdladla spoke as rescue workers searched his backyard for bodies among the rubble.
He said that five bodies from the family were found, while the remaining five remain missing.
Durban’s poorest neighborhoods were the most affected, with many families building homes on unsafe ground. Homes built on hillsides were also destroyed by mudslides, affecting middle-class and wealthy neighborhoods.
Many families have fled to shelters in schools, churches, and community halls. However, most of these centers do not have electricity or water.
“The city is still in crisis ten days following the storm. It is now primarily a crisis with water and sanitation provisions — for hospitals and clinics, and communities. Mani Thandrayen is the medical team leader at Doctors Without Borders Durban. “Failing to do this could lead to a deeper health crisis characterized as water-borne diseases.” He said that the organization supports four shelters by providing food, water, cookware, blankets, mattresses, and other essential items.
Many homes that remain must be evacuated as they are unstable and could soon collapse, Brigadier General Andries Mahapa, spokesperson for the South African National Defence Force, said.
“What we’ve said since day one is that these people must be moved. He said they need to provide temporary shelter for them while they search for alternative housing. “We can’t repair them because they will collapse any minute now,” Mahapa said.
Officials estimate that flood damage to roads and bridges amounts to $373 million. Schools cost $26 million, and hospitals at $12 million.
According to Jeff Smithers (director of the Center for Water Resources Research, University of KwaZulu-Natal), the flooding in Durban was caused by poor maintenance of Durban’s drainage systems. He called for better early warning systems to help respond to such disasters.
He said that the poor maintenance exacerbated the problem, which caused drainage systems to get blocked by debris. “But even in the ideal scenario, we would have experienced flooding.”
Sandile Cele, 23 years old, was still shaken by the floods and surveyed the wreckage from the family home on a small hill, Inanda. The steel-framed windows used to allow him to see the scene through, but the rising waters have ripped away from the entire wall of his dining room.
He said that his mother tried to clean out the water from the house. But, we heard the house collapse and ran to the neighbor’s house.
The floods destroyed windows and walls, tore down walls, and tore off roofs in their houses.
“We’ve lost so much. Cele said that Cele and her mother had just completed the construction of the second house using the money my father left. Cele stated, “What we want is a house. A place where we can live comfortably.”
Why did Daniel Patry Break His Gabriel Kuhn Body Into Two Parts, despite being friends?
16-year-old after Gabriel Kuhn, 12, refused to repay $1.75 for virtual currencies, Daniel Patry sodomized him as well as killed him and cut to pieces his corpse. What began as a means to allow Gabriel Kuhn, then 12, to make new friends and have a blast was turned into the death penalty when he was introduced to Daniel Patry, then 16.
Due to his past of violent outbursts, Daniel’s parents referred the boy to a variety of Brazilian psychiatrists with the hope that one of them would help their son of 16 years. Daniel was scared of doctors and refused to open up to them. However, his aggressive behaviour in therapy eventually led Daniel to quit attending therapy.
Some claim he was in a psychiatric institution, and others claim that he quit attending classes. Neither claim has been confirmed.
Daniel, most of the time, was on the internet engaging in Tibia games. Daniel played for hours and hours playing the Tribia monster in his interactions online with other gamers.
A Conversation between Gabriel Kuhn and Daniel Patry
During one of his lengthy games, Daniel was able to meet Gabriel as Daniel and Gabriel moved next door to one another and acted as fast acquaintances.
There were lots of coins available to spend in the no-cost Tribia game. Coins can be used to purchase everything within the game, including new characters and outfits and virtual animals.
Gabriel has created a private server to ensure that Gabriel as well as Daniel can play the game together. Gabriel once contacted Daniel and asked that he take a loan to borrow virtual currency so that the player could buy items from the virtual store of the game. Gabriel needed 20 thousand pennies, or around $1.75, to purchase something in American currency. After a few days, Gabriel said he would return the coins. Daniel took the loan offer.
When Daniel attempted to log in to the game one of the days Gabriel was scheduled to return the money, he discovered that he was barred off the servers.
Daniel Patry Meets Gabriel At Home
Daniel was irritated and decided to decide to pay Gabriel an unexpected visit to his home. When Daniel finally came to Gabriel’s house, He had already decided to end Gabriel, his “buddy.”
When Daniel returned home, Gabriel was there by herself. Although Daniel due Daniel the money and blocked Daniel from his server, He had no idea that the teenager was capable of such a rage. To try to repair the fences between him and his friend, Gabriel welcomed him inside, and he entered.
After entering the house, Daniel immediately launched an attack upon Gabriel and slashed the boy, who was smaller in size and brutally beat him several times.
While Gabriel lay on the ground in pain as well as bleeding, Daniel was laughing at his ridicule. Gabriel then declared (with determination) that he was telling his mother about the incident Daniel did.
Daniel cut the computer cord of Gabriel and began to choke Gabriel. The incident reportedly sparked his sexual desire, and he launched into a sexual attack on Gabriel while he continued to tighten cords around his neck.
Daniel Hems Gabriel’s Body into Two
Daniel believed that Gabriel had died and attempted to squeeze his body into the crawl space but failed. He found a hacksaw within the house and began cutting Gabriel’s body up into small pieces, thinking that this was the most convenient method to move the body.
Thankfully, Gabriel had not yet died. Then, he fell and screamed. Daniel was awed by the possibility of being able to hear Gabriel screaming and fighting. Despite Gabriel’s pleas for help, he kept cutting his body until it was split into two pieces.
He tried to stuff Gabriel’s head and body into the crawlspace after creating Tibia symbols inside his body. When he realized that his body would be too large, Daniel abandoned it in the hallway and ran away. The following day, Gabriel’s brother discovered the grisly scene.
Daniel admits to killing.
When the police first learned of the dispute on the internet, and were able to question Daniel. Daniel admitted to having killed Gabriel and also provided the investigators with gory details of the incident. Daniel didn’t appear to feel guilty as he recounted his experiences.
The moment they learned that Daniel had been sodomized by Gabriel and had sex with him, they believed they were homosexual. In response, he snarled and denied his homosexuality.
Gabriel spent three years in a Juvenile detention Center.
Daniel Patry was tried and was found guilty by the courts in Brazil as a young man and found guilty of three-year imprisonment in a juvenile detention facility. The prison sentence was lifted in 2010, and Daniel was released. Following Daniel’s release, his whereabouts and whereabouts were largely unrecorded. Perhaps he’s been using the name of a different person now.
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