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Tshwane floods: Death toll rises to 4 as two more bodies discovered

Tshwane floods: Death toll rises to 4 as two more bodies discovered

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The death toll in Tshwane, following the recent flooding, has risen to four.

Two people drowned after being trapped in their vehicles which were swept away by the floods.

Another allegedly drowned in his shack in Mamelodi, while one man died after his boat went over the Roodeplaat Dam wall.

The death toll, following recent flooding in Tshwane, has risen to four as two more bodies were recovered on Tuesday.

Tshwane was impacted by flooding following heavy rain over the last four days. Areas in Centurion, Pretoria West and Mamelodi were affected.

Giving an update on rescue operations, Tshwane Emergency Services (EMS) spokesperson Charles Mabaso said two more bodies were found, one in Centurion and the other in the Roodeplaat Dam.
The body of a man believed to be the driver of an Audi SUV that was washed away near the Centurion Lake Hotel was also found.

The other body was that of Christo Fritz whose boat was swept over the Roodeplaat Dam wall over the weekend.

His friend managed to get to safety, but there was no sight of Fritz, with only pieces of the boat found.
Mabaso said his body had been located on Tuesday morning and a recovery operation was now underway.
On Monday, the body of a man, believed to be the driver of a Ford Ranger bakkie, which was washed away in Centurion on Friday evening, was discovered.

A second body was found in the Soul City informal settlement, Mamelodi, after a man allegedly “drowned in his shack”.
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As of Monday, around 27 people who were trapped in vehicles in flooded rivers, in low-water crossings and from the top of trees had been rescued by Tshwane EMS and the police.
According to Tshwane Human Settlements MMC Able Tau, the flashfloods have displaced more than 800 people in Pretoria.
“Some of the greatly affected communities include Eerste Fabriek in Mamelodi, Gomora, Nellmapius and Sebothoma,” Tau said.
“Furthermore, over 800 families affected by the floods are receiving relief assistance from the City, while other families have been temporarily relocated to community halls.

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