DURBAN, July 13 (Reuters) - Looters ransacked warehouses and supermarkets in the South African port city of Durban on Tuesday despite the efforts of heavily outnumbered police.
A Reuters cameraman saw hundreds of people raiding a warehouse belonging to the retailer Game, which sells items including groceries and home appliances. People took everything they could lay their hands on, and some drove off with stolen goods in pick-up trucks with covered number plates.
Vandals also trashed a Makro supermarket and shops in the city centre. Police were overwhelmed and unable to control the rioters.