Friends trapped in snow for 20+ hours

2012-07-17 09:03
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SA tourists trapped in heavy snow

2012-07-17 08:36

SA tourists were stranded in heavy snow near the Afri-Ski Resort in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. They used their cars as temporary shelters until emergency vehicles arrived and the link road to the resort re-opened. Watch. WATCH

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Maseru - An expedition to find some snow turned into a nightmare for four friends, when they were stranded in the wild winter weather for 20 hours.

The Star reported that Raymond Shepherd, his girlfriend Shani Coetzee and friends Jan Thuynsma and Anli Moller were among many others stranded in the mountains over the weekend.

The two couples took their Toyota 4x4s on Saturday and drove in tandem towards Lesotho but became stranded about 17km from the Kao Diamond Mine.

The four got into one car and kept the engine running to keep warm. After eight hours of waiting in the car, the car thermometer showed it was -10°C and the engine failed when the diesel inside froze.

They were found by mineworkers early on Sunday morning and soon afterwards the roads were cleared so they could go home.

“I think we’ve all had our fill of snow after this weekend,” said Shepherd.

Meanwhile, weather forecasters warned that the cold weather would remain for the rest of the week, said Timeslive.com. Another cold front was expected to hit the Western Cape and Eastern Cape over the weekend. 

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