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'Small tsunami' hits township

South Africa
Over 30 Diepsloot, Johannesburg, residents were forced to spend Wednesday night at a fire station after a small flash flood swept over their shacks at around midnight. The group - which included 10 children - woke up to find the water in their homes had risen to their waists and were forced to evacuate what they later called a "small tsunami". Before dawn on Thursday the group returned to begin mopping up and trying to salvage as many of their belongings as possible. They were also scared that looters would descend on their empty shacks. The area where the flood took place, in Extension 2, has been hard hit by floods over the last several years and many of the families near the river have already been relocated
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