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Tembisa schoolgirl drowns after attempting to cross stream

Emergency services were on a scene where the teenager’s body was recovered in Tembisa.

FILE: Police tape at a crime scene. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services were on scene in Tembisa where the body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered on Tuesday.

The teenager drowned while trying to cross a stream during heavy rainfall on Monday.

Emergency services William Ntladi said: “It happened after school when everybody went home. There was a stream that overflowed. Four of them attempted to cross the current but it was too strong for them.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)