Nine rescued from Durban river

2012-12-11 12:38

Durban - Nine homeless people were rescued from the flooded Umbilo River in Durban on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

They were sleeping under the M4 bridge when the water level rose and trapped them, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

One person was rescued using ropes across the river and the rest were hoisted up with a rope lowered from the bridge.

  • jbooyse - 2012-12-11 12:57

    Well done ! Glad to see our Rescue Services are still top notch !

  • zuma.compound - 2012-12-11 14:06

    They were sleeping under a bridge while the president they vote for sleeps in his palace.

      thoko.zani.96 - 2012-12-11 14:22

      So if they vote differently, will the new president go and sleep under the bridge with them?

  • vernon12345 - 2012-12-11 14:08

    Good rescue guys. And yes the sleeping under the bridge will the president robs us. Well said

  • oskar.mhlongo - 2012-12-11 14:32

    is better caz his still alive

  • maxie.ellse - 2012-12-11 17:12

    Apparently the President says he has sleepness nights about the poor and they are the first things he thinks of when he wakes in the morning. HaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!

      wendy.barnett.1238 - 2012-12-12 07:35


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