Hunt continues for missing Joburg girl

2012-11-01 09:21
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Johannesburg - The search for a young girl who fell into a stormwater drain in Ivory Park will continue on Thursday morning, Johannesburg emergency services said.

"The girl is still missing and the operation is underway to find her," spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

The Star named her as Millicent Mampo, 10, from Bonwelong Primary School.

"We have called for reinforcements and Ekurhuleni emergency services will join the search," Mulaudzi said.

On Wednesday, rescue workers searched a 15km stretch of the Kaalspruit stream, which flows through Kaalfontein.

Around 20 emergency officials, eight police officers, and three dogs took part in the search.

The girl fell into the drain on Tuesday afternoon while walking home from school with her friends. Three other children also fell into the water, but were rescued by their classmates.

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