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Tragic end for 14-year-old Soweto schoolgirl swept away in flashfloods yesterday

A body thought to be the 14-year-old Soweto schoolgirl, who was swept away by the flash floods, was found on Friday afternoon by community members, but police said they were yet to confirm the identity.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said: “Community members found the girl in Mofolo, and she fits the description of the girl that was swept by floods on Thursday, but we will do the test to make sure that is her”.

The learner was on her way back from school in Dobsonville when she was swept away by flash floods on Thursday.

Emergency services rescuer members searched for the girl on Friday morning, but they had to suspend their operations because of the heavy rains. However, community members recovered a body they said matched the description of the missing schoolgirl.

Makhubele said the police were at the scene to investigate the matter.


– African News Agency (ANA) and Weekly Expose reporter

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