ANC delegates flee to safety ahead of storm

2012-12-19 16:28
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(Picture: Sapa)

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Mangaung - Delegates at the ANC's 53rd national conference have been told to evacuate the main conference tent and go to places of safety after the ANC was warned by climatologists that a huge storm is heading for the city of Bloemfontein.

Security officials are worried about the safety of the 4 500 delegates plus guests under the big marquee and have been advised to go to the places they are staying until the storm passes.

Sapa reported that people streamed out of the tent at the University of the Free State, saying they were told to go to the "solid buildings" where they held commissions, because it was too dangerous to be inside the tent.

It is not yet known when the conference will resume.

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