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One dead, hundreds hurt and two missing – Jagersfontein residents count the cost of the day all hell broke loose when a dam wall collapsed

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Resident, Christian Mokgalagadi, can't hold back tears after witnessing the damage. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)
Resident, Christian Mokgalagadi, can't hold back tears after witnessing the damage. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)

It's barely 6am in the Free State town of Jagersfontein when a deep rumbling sound wakes Matshediso Sesing. 

She struggles to identify the noise. 

A truck, perhaps? Surely not this early on a Sunday morning? 

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