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A huge wave slams into the prom­e­nade Wed­nes­day in Cape Town’s Sea Point neigh­bor­hood and washes over a car. Au­thor­i­ties said at least eight peo­ple were killed in the storm that swept into the area, which has been suf­fer­ing from a se­vere drought. Vic­tims in­cluded four peo­ple who died in a fire caused by light­ning and one who was killed when a home col­lapsed, lo­cal me­dia re­ported. De­spite mea­sures taken by city work­ers to pro­tect some poor res­i­dents who live in sprawl­ing neigh­bor­hoods of makeshift homes, hun­dreds of struc­tures were f looded or dam­aged, au­thor­i­ties said.

Halden Krog As­so­ci­ated Press

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