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Floods have wreaked havoc across the Eastern Cape

Police have urged members of the public who may have lost loved ones in the flood to head to the nearest police station to establish whether unidentified bodies found could be their relatives.
The Chris Hani District Municipality reports that two missing persons have been located while two more remain unaccounted for.
“Two people have died as a result of the ongoing rain in the Chris Hani District Municipality, and rescue workers are still searching the region for potential survivors.
At least two bodies have been recovered following floods that wreaked havoc in the region this week.
“Disaster Management Teams, Emergency and the SAPS have confirmed that at least two bodies have been recovered following floods that wreaked havoc in the area this week,” it said at the weekend.

The two missing individuals, according to the municipality, were allegedly in Cofimvaba.
The body of an unidentified lady, thought to be in her 40s, was discovered on Saturday in Owen Street, close to the Komani River.
Colonel Priscilla Naidu, a spokeswoman for the provincial police, said that according to reports, the two missing people drowned in the Qumanco River in Cofimvaba on Friday.
The event, according to her, was reported on Saturday.

“The body of the 58-year-old male was found, however, the second person is still missing.
“The search for the missing person will continue. An inquest docket has been opened.
“Police are appealing to anyone who may have lost loved ones in the flood to contact their nearest police station to establish whether the unidentified bodies could be their family members,” Naidu said.
The flooding has caused major damage to roads in the four local municipalities affected.
According to the SABC, Chris Hani District Municipality spokesperson Bulelwa Ganyaza said they were trying to find the best solution to the challenges they were facing.
Ganyaza said access to some facilities including schools and clinics had been affected by the floods.
“We definitely are going to have a pronouncement in terms of the interventions and the response that is expected from government in this regard,” Ganyaza told the national broadcaster.

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