Driver Dies in Ekurhuleni After Trying To Cross Flooded Bridge, Mzansi Mourns Him

Driver Dies in Ekurhuleni After Trying To Cross Flooded Bridge, Mzansi Mourns Him

  • A man died while trying to cross a bridge that was flooded during a heavy storm in Ekurhuleni
  • The incident happened in Brakpan when there was a severe storm that covered the bridge in water
  • His car was found wedged in between the pillars supporting the bridge underneath and his death pained South Africans

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered accidents, outbreaks, nature and natural disaster-related incidents at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for seven years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

A man in Ekurhuleni died after he tried to drive under a bridge during a heavy storm
South Africans are sad after a man died from drowning during a storm in Ekurhuleni. Images: Krashkraft Vincent and Maskot
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EKURHULENI – A motorist in Brakpan in Ekurhuleni died after his car was trapped underneath a bridge. He was trying to cross the bridge's underpass when the car was swept between two pillars supporting the bridge.

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Man dies after trying to cross under bridge

TimesLIVE said the motorist was stuck under the bridge at the Station Road and Stoffberg Avenue intersection. The Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services found the car stuck between the pillars and the man was in the car. The EMS officials searched the vehicle after hearing that there may be children stuck inside, but could not find any. However, the man was declared dead at the scene.

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South Africans pained by the man's death

The man's unfortunate death tore at netizens on Facebook after he drowned during the heavy rains.

Thabiso Lloyd Legwete said:

"The driver took a risk and paid dearly with his own life."

Bongani Mgubela added:

"People need to respect the water, whether driving or pedestrians. Its power is immeasurable."

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Poroza Mokgatla wrote:

"We need to pray before we switch on the keys of our cars for God to protect us on the roads."

7-Year-old child drowns trying to cross Enembe River

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a seven-year-old child died after he tried to cross the Enembe River in KwaZulu-Natal.

The incident happened on the first day of 2024 when the child and his family tried to cross the river during a heavy storm. South Africans are mournful over the child's death and blame government for not building proper bridges in such communities.

Source: Briefly News

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