Cop, two others drown during heavy rains

2012-10-18 18:36

Johannesburg - A policeman and two other people drowned when their car was washed away during heavy rain near Peddie, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.

The officer and two of his friends were travelling across the Cebula bridge when their car was washed away on Wednesday night, Major Ernest Sigobe said.

Rescue teams recovered the three bodies on Thursday morning.

"His colleagues were concerned when he didn't report for duty this morning and went looking for him at his residential place, only to find his vehicle in the river."

People were urged to be cautious on the roads during the rain.