Five members of church congregation drown in Limpopo river

Image courtesy Chance Agrella/

Image courtesy Chance Agrella/

Five members of the Sevumwelwani Church in Limpopo drowned in the Crocodile River during a prayer session.

The incident happened on Sunday, said police spokeswoman Colonel Ronel Otto. “A woman got into difficulties during the prayer session in the river, and the men, aged between 16 and 54 drowned while attempting to assist her.”

The woman managed to survive and get to safety, she said.

An inquest docket has been opened.


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