Homeless men swept away in CT rain

The two men were sleeping under a bridge and were swept away by flooding after heavy rain.

FILE: Flooded shacks in Cape Town after heavy rain. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape emergency officials are searching for two men who were swept away in a flash flood in the Robertson area.

The two homeless men were sleeping under a bridge over the Breede River when it flooded, whisking them away early this morning.

Cape Town emergency medical service's Robert Daniel says, "Emergency services, rescue services and the fire department were on the scene to assist. Three were brought to safety and two remain missing as the search continues."