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South African troops deployed to flood-devastated province

South African armed forces have been deployed to the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal to help relief efforts after devastating floods killed over 440 people, the army reported Monday.

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) said up to 10,000 troops had been deployed to the worst affected areas for tasks including transporting humanitarian aid and providing medical support.

The SANDF added it would provide helicopters to help with the rescue search for missing people.

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