News 4.10.2016 11:10 am

Two teenage boys drown after a severe storm

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The number of families affected by the storm is reportedly increasing.

Two boys have drowned after a severe storm devastated the local municipality in Nkomazi, Mpumalanga.

According municipal spokesperson Cyril Ripinga, the minors aged eight and 15 died at different places over the weekend, Mpumalanga News reported.

“The eight-year-old drowned in an overflooded dam at KaMhlushwa on Sunday,” he said.

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Ripinga said the number of families affected by the storm was increasing.

“Initially 112 families were affected by the storm, but the number kept on increasing such that on Monday morning we had about 206 families. The total number is not yet verified as the municipality and disaster management officials continue to visit the affected places,” he said.

More to come.

– Caxton News Service

 

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