Rescue operations continue after floods

Provincial officials say they are working tirelessly to rescue people affected by heavy rains.

File picture: Heavy rains affect roads. Picture: iWitness

JOHANNESBURG - Disaster management teams in Limpopo and Mpumalanga remain on high alert as the South African Weather Service predicts more heavy rain.

At least seven people were killed in separate incidents as a result of heavy downpours over the weekend.

Limpopo Cooperative Governance Department spokesperson Dieketseng Diale said rescue officials are still searching for two people who were left stranded when a river burst its banks.

She said the province has so far recorded three deaths.

"Officials are working tirelessly to rescue people."

In Mpumalanga, four people were killed over the weekend.

Authorities there are still searching for an eight-year-old boy from Tonga after three vehicles were swept away on Sunday.