A hail storm has damaged about 200 homes in Maduma village at Ngqamakhwe in the Eastern Cape. Although many roofs and walls collapsed during the storm, there have been no reports of injuries. Meanwhile, in the Northern Cape, a FREAK storm has caused widespread damage to about 200 houses in Louisweg Township near Upington. Five people have been injured. Emergency personnel have arranged accommodation for the displaced families at local schools. Earlier, a severe storm hit the Matlosana Municipality in the North West. Alabama was badly affected as roofs were blown away and houses collapsed. The Tshepong Hospital was flooded and some patients had to be transferred to other hospitals. The hospital is still not admitting new patients. It is said to be the worst storm in 27 years in the area.
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