Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Four boys drowned after falling into a hole near Nyanga

 The boys had been playing beneath the N2 freeway bridge, throughout Borcherds Quarry Road subsequent to Nyanga on a Monday afternoon before they drowned, after falling into a hole when the earth surrounding the pillars of the bridge collapsed.

Emergency teams were on the scene throughout to the next morning they found last body. Ward 39 councillor Khaya Yozi (ANC), whose constituency borders the N2 and Borcherds Quarry Road, was there with community leaders. He said area next to the N2, was the only open space where teams of area football practiced and children played. The area had for years served as a recreational space for young people from adjacent informal settlements. They did not imagine how dangerous it could be nor were they aware how it was built.

Fire teams from Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain were dispatched to the scene after a call from an officer at 15:20 regarding minors who feel in the hole. Three of the bodies were found Monday night and the fourth victim was discovered early Tuesday morning.

 



Picture: Quinton Mtyala, Sisonke Mlamla

By Everngelista Muza


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