Six die in Jozi floods

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November 11, 2016
Six die in Jozi floods

water rising: Heavy rains have flooded streets

Authorities have yet to give clarity on how many of the dead were drowning victims.

Six people have died after flash floods hit Johannesburg this week, leaving mass destruction in its wake.

Over 150 vehicles were swept away and several people were transported to hospital after being left injured when torrential rains hit the area on Wednesday night.

Authorities have yet to give clarity on how many of the dead were drowning victims.

Flash floods along the N3 near Linksfield caused mayhem as hundreds of motorists and passengers had to be rescued from the raging torrents.

Many were forced to climb onto their cars’ rooftops as the water levels rose to the windows.

Flights were also delayed at OR Tambo International Airport and parts of the airport itself were also flooded, including the basement parking.

Four people were killed when a truck collided with nine cars on the N3 near Linksfield.

One of the deceased drowned while sitting inside his Fiat Uno.

At least 10 people were also pushed off the highway and down the embankment and were submerged in deep water.

Two kilometres of the highway was affected by flooding.

There were concerns for the safety of animals when a boundary wall at Johannesburg Zoo also collapsed.

The zoo said no animals were injured and that their crocodiles have all been accounted for.

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