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Strong storms spark deadly flooding in Johannesburg, South Africa

Strong thunderstorms created chaos in the Johannesburg, South Africa, region late this week.

The Gauteng Provincial Government confirmed the death of at least six people in the resulting flooding.

As of Friday evening local time, several people are still reported missing. Gauteng Premier David Makhura will declare a disaster for the area so they are able to receive more resources.

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Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni experienced the worst of the flash floods on Wednesday, causing extensive damage to homes and motor vehicles and killing at least six people.

"A significant number of our citizens from across Gauteng are continuing to be displaced as the heavy rains continue into the weekend. Provincial and local government disaster management teams have been doing a great job in assisting to provide temporary relief to those affected," Makhura said.