The death toll has risen to 21 following severe flooding that has saturated parts of KZN since Monday night.

While South Africans pray for the safety of those affected, residents and witnesses in the area have taken to social media to share the devastating effects of the flood, under the hashtags #DurbanFloods and #KZNFloods.

Take a look at 21 pictures and videos of the devastating Durban flood.

A closer look at the collapsed house in Malvern. Neighbours say three children may still be trapped under the rubble. Rescue workers are expected to return here this morning after working through the night. #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/PuYanV6joe

— Dasen Thathiah (@DasenThathiah) April 23, 2019

#DurbanFloods lord help us. pic.twitter.com/VOFESasTKo

— Excellence _2019 (@HlongwaneTi) April 23, 2019

Things are bad in Toti #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/7JnqoEWkTf

— phat (@KMDladla25) April 23, 2019

Storm currently raging in most parts of Durban. Schools closed and reports of collapsed walls. Please stay indoors, drive safely and dress warm. Storm has NOT abated. @TrafficSA @SAfmnews @SAfmRadio @MorningLiveSABC @EWNTraffic @News24 @eThekwiniM #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/F1T7dU3PJ4

— Zahid Jadwat ???? (@zahidjadwat) April 23, 2019

#DurbanFloods this is by my home in Umlazi Durban ?????? pic.twitter.com/4Q52MnKfSd

— 1ndile??????♥ (@maplayar) April 23, 2019

UMlazi L section #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/OUO1AXj9M0

— Man’s Not Barry Roux ? (@AdvBarryRoux) April 23, 2019

A supplied video from Chatsworth a short while ago, showing water levels during #DurbanFloods. pic.twitter.com/dUoft2DcBn

— Dasen Thathiah (@DasenThathiah) April 23, 2019

#DurbanFloods I’m at the scene in Umlazi H section where several RDP houses collapsed after the storm. Residents say at least 5 houses collapsed. A baby is feared dead. Rescue services are on site. @IOL @SundayTribuneSA @IOSNewsSA pic.twitter.com/jLbxehJvdL

— Ole Sihle Mlambo ???? (@SihleSays) April 23, 2019

#DurbanFloods is a reminder of how important it is to ensure your assets. I feel so sorry for some people that will lose homes and cars today. Some of them will most certainly not be insured. That’s sad. pic.twitter.com/d937xuGQDg

— Ole Sihle Mlambo ???? (@SihleSays) April 23, 2019

The Umgeni river in full flood this morning, floating trees snapping under the M4 bridge and the Blue Lagoon Swan boat on its way to the shorebreak #durbanfloods #durbanstorm #durbanrain @News24 @ECR_Newswatch @TimesLIVE pic.twitter.com/MAqWTkGMI8

— Mike Frew (@frewbru) April 23, 2019

Reservoir Hills M19 Informal Settlements – Please Lets pray for the safety of our people ??#DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/qRBYeTcaKD

— Khanya Thembane (@noksy_k) April 23, 2019

Situation right now. We are flooding??????????#Durbanfloods pic.twitter.com/8FQggQyNNI

— ?? Her Majesty?? (@NikezyG) April 23, 2019

This is happening in #Durban today ?? Roads, homes and lives have perished #prayforDurban @ILuvDBN We are without water and electricity since last night. Remember the fallen #DurbanFloods #DurbanRain pic.twitter.com/rU5g9tqAJP

— SwtyC (@Swty_C) April 23, 2019

@eThekwiniM surely there should be a drainage system in 2019 surely referee? Our girlfriends are gone here. #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/toWo8LqIMm

— James Zwane (@jameszwane) April 23, 2019

Glenwood Prep – Hennie Lessing. #KZNFloods #DurbanFloods @ecr9495 pic.twitter.com/Ix67bk7Y0G

— Simon Carter (@simonislive) April 23, 2019

Got the Three Gorges Dam outside my house #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/fdwx3QB6wA

— Kim NamJesus (@BTSxSA) April 23, 2019

#DurbanFloods

Condolences to the Bereaved. pic.twitter.com/6lQ6XsGpbd

— SLY STATUE (@SLY78235377) April 23, 2019

A house collapsing Emlazi kwaH. ????

Lets be careful people!!#DurbanStorm#DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/g9DJ2xLFEN

— PhindiP (@phindilephewa) April 23, 2019

My Dad is so hurt about his car. #DurbanFloods pic.twitter.com/mEaUHJDbQN

— Lethu Yende (@MissLaytoo) April 23, 2019

Now they are Homeless????

This realy Touched me#DurbanRain#DurbanFloods#flooding pic.twitter.com/AnsluDWNRT

— Ngcebo_TeeMan (@NkingaSbali) April 23, 2019

#AmTraffic #DurbanFloods

DURBAN has been declared a disaster zone. School in Durban only closed. @MedEvacEMS @bluff_emergency @EMERGCONTROL pic.twitter.com/yC025pEUvV

— Natal Towing Association (@nataltowing_nta) April 23, 2019

Staying at home will be the wisest thing to do if you are in and around Durban #RinaldoRd #M13TowardsWestville #M13 #DurbanFloods #DurbanRain pic.twitter.com/tt54SGdnsQ

— TheLifestyleTourist (@ms_tourist) April 23, 2019

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