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Huge waves of up to 9.5 meters high hit coastal areas of South Africa

Large ocean waves caused by a phenomenon known as “spring tides tide» hit its coastal areas South Africa over the weekend, leaving two dead and several injured, authorities said Monday. The Met Office reported that waves were recorded up to 9.5 meters highwith some destroying waterfront buildings and sweeping cars in parking lots.

At various points along the coast, seas raged on Saturday and Sunday, breaking railings, roads and buildings. The waters swept the railway network, roads, buildings while carrying away cars.

In Gordon’s Bay near Cape Town, the water swerved cars and completely drowned out some others. Damage was seen in many places from the outskirts of Cape Town in the southwest through the Garden Route holiday region and up the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal province, authorities said, reports the Associated Press.

Footage of the moment the waves hit South Africa’s coastal areas is breathtaking.

50% of the country’s coastline was affected by the sea surges

The South African Meteorological Service reported that 50% of the country’s coastline was affected by its surges sea. Two people died and at least seven were injured.

One of the two who died was a 93-year-old woman who was injured when water washed away a parking lot in the Wilderness area on the south coast, although the National Marine Rescue Institute said her death may have been of natural causes.

Footage of the moment the waves hit South Africa’s coastal areas is breathtaking.

Source: News Beast

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