Flash flood claim lives in South Africa

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At least nine people have died in South Africa after they drowned during a flash flood.

The country’s emergency services spokesman, Robert Mulaudzi, said they were swept away during a baptism ceremony, adding that another eight people are still missing.

Mulaidzi revealed that the number is expected to rise as the search-and-rescue operation continues.

He noted that 33 worshippers had gathered along the banks of the river, and a sudden storm caused the flash flood and a strong current.

Written by: Helen Obih

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