Long anticipated rain kills 9 in WC
Written by Keshia Jansen on February 14, 2018
Nine people have drowned as a result of flash floods caused by the long anticipated rainfall in the Western Cape on Tuesday.
News24 reports that according to head of traffic Kenneth Africa, four women and one man were inside of a vehicle when a large mass of water headed towards them on the High Noon pass in Caledon.
They tried to escape by jumping out of the vehicle, but were washed away.
In a separate incident, New24 reports that four men also tried to escape flood waters to no avail in Montagu.
It is understood that the men were inside a vehicle at the time.
All four of them drowned.
Further details are not known at present.
YESTERDAY, 12 FEB 2018 IN TULBAGH, WESTERN CAPE
20 mm Rain within 10 minutes. Footage & Pics taken on Chris Orffer’s farm, Bloubank in Tulbagh. @ReenvalSA #safewater #EveryDropCounts @Abramjee @WesternCapeGov @DWS_RSA @NARI_SSA pic.twitter.com/Ir6LC8G067
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