Three drown during baptism

Johannesburg - The bodies of three people who drowned during a baptism ceremony in Kgomotso village near Taung have been found, North West police said on Tuesday.

Superintendent Louis Jacobs said Oleseng Mosetlwa, 44, Letlhogonolo Monnamorwa, 28, and Joyce Molehane, 51, drowned on Sunday, during a church baptism ceremony at the Kgomotso river at 14:00.

The drowning was reported to the police at 17:00 and a search begun.

It was called off on Sunday night.

The search resumed on Monday and the bodies were found at midday.

Police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.

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