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Body of flood victim found

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The body of a six-month pregnant woman whose BMW was swept away by flash floods on the N3 near Linksfield in Johannesburg following Wednesday’s thunderstorms in has been found near Lanseria.

The Jukskei River flows from Linksfied in the east to Lanseria north of the city. However, the police’s Kay Makhubela says the search for the missing three-year old who was swept away in a separate incident is still continuing.

“The car was recovered yesterday, and this morning the police divers managed to recover the body of the woman. We are continuing with our search as we are still looking for the baby who was also wiped by the water from Alexandra Jukskei. Our teams are working tirelessly to make sure that those who are missing are being recovered.”

In North West, the Department of Social Development has started with trauma counselling to the family of a boy who drowned in a quarry near Ramatlabama.

The boy was with his friends from school when they decided to swim in quarry. The Department has also sent a number of government entities to assist the devastated Senyoka family in Moshawana village following the horrific death of their son Onkemetse during the week.

The family has appealed for assistance from government to bury their son.  Social Development spokesperson Petrus Siko.

“Acting MEC for Social Development Fenny Gaolaolwe has deployed a team of social workers to provide trauma counselling to the family, and also to compile a home circumstance report which determines the needs of the family. We will assist the family by making sure that they apply for Identity Documents, and also to provide them with assistance in the form of groceries for the funeral.”

[Source: SABCNews]
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