Drowning: second girl’s body recovered

2013-11-01 00:00

POLICE yesterday recovered a second body after two girls were swept away by a flooded river on Tuesday.

The two girls drowned while trying to cross the Phongolo River in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The body was recovered by the search-and-rescue teams yesterday morning.

The girls, Fezile Mabika (9) and Nelisiwe Gumede (14), were part of a group of six from the nearby Hlazane Primary School, who were collecting sugar cane when they were swept away by the flooded river.

Senior provincial government officials visited the families of the two girls yesterday to pay their respects.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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