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13 Mar 2014
4:03 pm

70 people airlifted from Lephalale

Seventy people were airlifted to safety from a hill in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Thursday, paramedics said.

FILE PICTURE: A helicopter rescued several men from rising water caused by the floods caused by over flowing Magol River in Vaalwater, Limpopo over the weekend. Image courtesy ER24 on flickr

“These Lephalale residents took refuge on a hill as water levels from the Mogol River overspill started rising steadily throughout the night,” ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said.

She said a rescue team was on its way to a flooded farm in the area where seven people were reported stranded.

Paramedics were working alongside the fire department, provincial emergency service and the SA Police Service.