Woman found dead in manhole

2013-06-26 21:50

Johannesburg - A mentally ill woman died after she fell into a manhole in Bloemhof, North West police said on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old woman's family had been looking for her since she left their home on Tuesday night, police spokesperson Lesego Metsi said.

At 11:45 on Wednesday a relative reported that she saw the woman's body in a flooded manhole.

"It is suspected that the deceased could not see the hole that was covered by water... and posed danger to the residents," said Metsi.

Police divers recovered the body around 15:30 on Wednesday.

An inquest docket was opened.

  • WildCatSal - 2013-06-26 22:07

    STOP stealing manhole covers for scrap metal.. Poor woman. RIP.

  • Rodney Bevan - 2013-06-26 22:45

    What the heck does her mental health have to do with this story?

      Conrad Fra - 2013-06-27 06:06

      Mentally ill people are not supposed to wander the streets alone at night or any time for that matter, too much danger and they are way to vulnerable.

  • Allen Jordaan - 2013-06-27 03:48

    Just like the potholes cause deaths the municipals and government just don't give a ruck

  • Mandla Monty - 2013-06-27 10:18

    So sad

  • Nhlapo Pk Phoka - 2013-06-27 10:41

    Only one body to be blamed here. Manicipality.

  • Mira Sturmair - 2013-06-27 12:03

    familie must sue municipality....shows they don't follow up on their communities......

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