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Police search and rescue continue to find missing flood victims: Gqeberha

To date, a total of 10 people have been reported to have drowned or died in the recent floods in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro since Sunday, 02 June 2024.

It is alleged that on Saturday, 01 June 2024, severe storms and heavy rains battered and caused extreme damages in many areas of the metro in particular Kwanobuhle, Kariega, Walmer, Blue Horizon Bay and Kamesh.

In Kwanobuhle the four deceased persons were found, Kamesh, Kabega Park, Chatty and Walmer reported one each with Kariega reporting two deaths. Today, the body of the 10th victim, a female who was reported missing in Kariega, was recovered this afternoon on the Swartkops river bank in Cuyler Street. The victim went missing together with a friend when their car was washed away on 01 June 2024 in Kariega. The vehicle was also found submerged in water.

Inquest dockets are opened in all of the above drownings.

Searches for people who have not yet been accounted for, are continuing by the SAPS K9 Search and Rescue and Diving Units.

Inquest dockets have been opened for all the drownings.

SAPS Newsroom

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