Nelson Mandela Bay Floods: Death Toll Hits 10, South Africans Mourn

Nelson Mandela Bay Floods: Death Toll Hits 10, South Africans Mourn

  • Citizens continue to express their condolences to Eastern Cape citizens as the death toll from the floods increased to 10
  • Reports said one of the bodies discovered was of a woman who was swept away while travelling in a car
  • The SAPS’ K9 Search and Rescue Diving Units were reportedly still looking for those who were unaccounted-for

Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced Briefly News journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who has covered current affairs on the radio for over 15 years.

The death toll in the Eastern Cape floods has risen to 10.
Search and rescue operations continue after the death toll in the Nelson Mandela Bay floods increased to 10. Images: Stock Images.
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South Africans continued to extend their condolences to the residents of Nelson Mandela Bay as the death toll from the floods increased to 10.

Rescue operations continue in EC

Severe rains battered the Eastern Cape Metro and left a trail of infrastructure damage in multiple areas, including Kariega, Kwanobuhle, Blue Horizon Bay, Walmer and Kamesh.

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Police told Algoa FM that the body retrieved on 7 June 2024 was one of two females who went missing after flash floods in Kariega. According to reports, the car they were travelling in was swept away. The body was discovered on the banks of the Swartkops River and the vehicle was found underwater.

The SAPS’ K9 Search and Rescue Diving Units were reportedly still looking for all those who remained unaccounted for.

South Africans sympathise with flood victims

Condolences continue to pour in from citizens across the country.

@Ngwana_batho09 said:

“Condolences to bereaved families and friends ️️️”

Angie Margaret Lawrie commented:

"My heart goes out to all these families."

Pumeza Mlisana added:

"Sending prayers to everyone. Keep safe, good people."

Deidre Strydom-friskin said:

"My deepest condolences to everyone (families that lost a loved one) who lost their lives in this tragedy.”

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Veroncia Campbell Meyer commented:

"The second body that was found was swept away. Shame, man."

Tshwane urged residents to stay safe and warm as winter chill hits

Briefly News reported that the City of Tshwane advised its residents to stay safe and warm this winter as temperatures drop across Gauteng.

The SA Weather Service forecast low temperatures for the province, with a possibility of thundershowers.

Tshwane Emergency Services Department urged residents to observe safety precautions during the winter months.

Source: Briefly News

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Zingisa Chirwa (Editor) Zingisa Chirwa is an experienced broadcast journalist who has worked predominantly in radio newsrooms for over 15 years. Chirwa has occupied numerous positions, including news journalist, editor and current affairs host, focusing mainly on Mpumalanga politics and business. You can reach Zingisa at zingisa.chirwa@briefly.co.za.

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