Floods shut Mpumalanga's R35

2014-03-12 16:11
Mbombela - Motorists are being advised to exercise extreme caution between Middelburg and Bethal, as heavy rain continues to pelt the province.  

SAnews.gov.za reports, Mpumalanga's R35 road has had to be closed briefly after suffering rain damage. Six people have already drowned in various parts of Mpumalanga due to the heavy flooding.

Other roads closed in the province include Crocodile Bridge and the road between Tonga and Phiva as the Mlumati River is overflowing. 

Certain part of the Kruger park have also been closed due to the floods.

SA National Parks confirmed in a statement that Talamati, Biyamiti, Balule, Sirheni, Bateleur, and Shimuwini bush camps would be closed until next Monday.

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