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Father of 3-year-old Alex girl 'constantly relives the day she died'

Evelyn Chauke's father says he keeps replaying the day the floods swept her away & thinks about what he could've done to save her.

Shadrack Chauke and spouse relive the tragic flood which swept away daughter. Picture: Kgothatso Modise

JOHANNESBURG - The father of a missing three-year-old girl says he keeps replaying the day the floods swept her away and still thinks about what he could have done to save her.

Seven people were killed and hundreds displaced during flash floods two weeks ago.

On Thursday, the ANC Women’s League visited the toddler’s family to provide support.

Speaking to Women’s League President Bathabile Dlamini, Shadrick Chauke said he relives the day he lost his daughter constantly.

“The day of the incident I didn’t believe this would happen, the tree my child climbed on was high and when she fell off the tree I didn’t see her, I was washed away on one side while she fell into the current.”

Sitting next to Chauke was his wife quiet and teary eyed.

Chauke says she witnessed everything and is still shaken.

“My wife told me that when she fell, she fell head first. We fell off the tree and the water current was powerful the water took time to subside.”

The family says they appreciate all the support and in time may heal.

WATCH: A family’s tragic loss sparks anguish in flood-hit Alex

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