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.

- Were you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts
Read more on:    port elizabeth  |  weather  |  drownings

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

If you have been delaying or avoiding something that needs to get done, now is the time to set a clear intention and go for more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.