- Two vehicles were swept away while trying to cross a flooded low-level bridge in Limpopo yesterday
- The vehicles were recovered at a riverbank, but four of the occupants remain missing as the search continues
- The body of a woman believed to have been in one of the two cars at the time of the accident has been found in the river
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POLOKWANE - Tomorrow (9 December) the Limpopo transport and community safety department will begin its search for the people who were in two vehicles that were swept off a bridge in the Steelpoort area due to flooding.
The vehicles that were involved in the incident are a sedan and a minibus respectively. Both vehicles have been recovered, but the occupants have not been found.
Further details about the flooding
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According to TimesLIVE, a severe weather warning had been issued to drivers in the area due to flash floods. Crossing flooded roads and low-lying bridges were especially cautioned against.
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Mike Maringa, a spokesperson for Limpopo's Transport and Community Safety, said that they found the vehicles at the bank of the Limpopo River.
So far one woman, believed to be an occupant of one of the two vehicles, has been found dead by search-and-rescue operations in the river. News24 reports that officials are still searching for four people involved in the incident.
Reactions to the flood-related incident
"There is a serious crisis of drainage systems in the country."
"This is so sad."
"If the MEC and tbe bodyguards are swept away then the department will issue a tender to build proper high bridges."
Heavy flooding in Germiston can't stop peeps from ordering fast food
Previously Briefly News reported that it did not take long for flooding to occur in Germiston, Gauteng, after the South African Weather Services issued a weather warning. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee kept South Africans informed on the happenings in the city with a recent video.
Abramjee shared a 25-second clip of Germiston Golden Walk Mall, which experienced shin-level flooding. The video pans around the mall and onto a section where customers can be seen sitting on chairs and tables to avoid the flow.
Although the majority of responses to the post were of concern and worry, a number of South Africans made light of the situation as people in the video can be seen trying to order food.
Source: Briefly News