Two E Cape pupils drown

2012-01-30 18:30

Johannesburg - Two girls drowned while swimming in a river in Notintsila, near Mthatha, on Monday, Eastern Cape police said.

Passers-by saw the bodies floating at 14:00 and alerted the police, Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

He said the girls, aged 12 and 13, were pupils at the Notintsila Junior Secondary School.

They apparently went swimming after school as it was very hot.