Heavy rainfall causes havoc

By Drum Digital
09 January 2014

Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding on Wednesday, with a man feared to have been swept away by flood water in the Western Cape.

Parts of the Western Cape have experienced heavy rain since Monday.

In the Eastern Cape, eight children, aged between 7 and 18, were rescued from the Thina River after heavy rain in the Mpindweni area, police said.

The children were rescued on Tuesday, said police spokesperson Steve Leslie.

Twenty children were swimming in the river when it began raining, raising the water level.

Twelve of them got out and called residents for help. The children were rescued and taken to safety, he said.

- SAPA

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