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Man drowns in Dordrecht cloudburst

2011-02-25 07:44

Port Elizabeth - A man drowned in Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, after heavy storms hit the area, police said.

Captain Ursula Roelofse said there was a cloudburst and the area was flooded.

A search to retrieve his body would be resumed on Friday morning.

She could not confirm an SABC report that three people had drowned.

The public broadcaster said one body had been recovered and that a search was on for the other two.

Roads had been flooded, small bridges were submerged and trees had been uprooted, SABC reported.

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