Sunday, September 24, 2006

Six drown in boat accident in Orange River

By Odette Ismail
24 September 2006

Rescue workers continued to search for the bodies of six people on Saturday who are believed to have drowned in the Orange River near Gariep Dam.

Southern Free State police spokesperson Inspector Harry Nagel told the Weekend Argus that their boat overturned around seven –o-clock Friday evening.

Nagel says eleven people were on board performing what he calls witch doctor rituals when the water-gates were opened. The people were unaware that the gates opened and they were pulled down the river.

Currently two of the eleven people have been rescued and three bodies were discovered.

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