Floods claim five

Five people are missing following heavy rain and flooding in the Eastern Cape, the province’s disaster management head John Fobian said today.

“We think that they drowned when the rivers overflowed yesterday, but we haven’t been able to find their bodies yet.”

Fobian said that a 15-year old pupil was swept away while trying to cross a river in Butterworth.

Three people in Lusikisiki and a 47-year-old in Keiskammahoek were also missing.

“The sun has come out now and the rivers have subsided, so I think we have a better chance at finding them today.”

The extent of the damage would only be known once towns were cleaned up, Fobian said.

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