February 14, 1996 |
Heavy rains wreaking havoc across northern South Africa have claimed at least 19 lives, and forecasters predicted that more downpours were on the way. The South African Press Assn. said heavy rains were sweeping vehicles off roads, setting off deadly mudslides, burying people in collapsed homes and causing other fatal accidents across the region. The news agency said the death toll was at least 19 people.