Two bodies surface after being swept away – Eastern Cape police

2016-05-08 19:39
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Durban – The bodies of a man and a woman have surfaced after they were swept away by the strongly flowing Nxaxho River at Nxaxho Location, Gaqa Village Centane in the Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, said a 66-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were driving in a red double cab bakkie on Saturday 14:00 when the incident occurred.

“The 66-year-old was driving across the Nxaxho River when they were swept by the strong stream of the river,” Manatha said.

Manatha said community members discovered the woman’s body on the banks of the river while the man’s body was retrieved by police divers from East London.

He said the identities of the deceased were being withheld as the families had not yet been notified.

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