11 dead due to flooding in Mpumalanga

2014-03-12 07:45
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Cape Town – Police in the Mpumalanga region have released figures acknowledging that at least 11 people have been killed due to flooding.

Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi says that after a number of drownings three children and eight adults were killed.

He calls on people in the area to refrain from crossing bridges that are overflowing.

Various places in Mpumalanga including Nelspruit, Piet Retief, Badplaas, Tonga and Greylingstad have experienced flash floods due to increased rainfall.

The police have rescued 12 people since 4 March.

The South African Weather service has issued warnings for eastern parts of the country were flooding is expected.
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