Police divers retrieve body of missing passenger submerged in Kroonstad River

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The accident occurred on Saturday evening, just after 19:00. Two people, a man and a women were travelling in the vehicle driving from the direction of Welkom, towards Kroonstad.  The vehicle veered from the road about 10km from Kroonstad, and crashed into the Bloomspruit River.

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Police spokesperson, Seargent Ian Goabepe says an African male was found unconscious on the side of the river, and the vehicle had submerged into the river. Paramedics found the driver of the vehicle in a critical condition, he was thrown out of the vehicle , but did not land in the river.

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“The divers were called in last night but the search was called off due to poor light. They resumed the search at about 8 o’ clock this morning, and just before 9 o’ clock the body of an African female was found inside the vehicle and it was taken out by the divers, says Goabepe.

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Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News