Fears that a municipal official was swept away while attempting to rescue three children and that an 11-month-old baby was buried alive, are among the stories that have surfaced in the aftermath of the torrential rains in KwaZulu-Natal that are confirmed to have claimed at least 306 lives. News24 reports that in one of the worst-affected areas, 23-year-old Nokwazi Bhude described how family members helped her dig up the body of her deceased brother, while her 11-month-old niece and sister-in-law are still missing. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi meanwhile bemoaned the severe shortage of mortuary vans in the rain-battered parts of the province. As a result, police officers have to help transport the increasing number of bodies found.