Body of motorist swept away in Pretoria floods recovered

2016-03-11 12:47
Rescue workers in Pretoria North where a car was washed way during floods (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Rescue workers in Pretoria North where a car was washed way during floods (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Pretoria - The body of 40-year-old Leon Strydom, whose vehicle was swept away during heavy floods in Pretoria, was recovered on Friday morning. 

"The body has been found," Captain Riana van Aarde told News24.  

Strydom had been missing since Thursday morning. 

He was on his way to work when his vehicle got washed away by the high flood waters. 

Earlier on Friday morning, police divers had returned to the scene to continue the search for him after the downpour hampered rescue efforts on Thursday.

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