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12 drown in separate incidents across SA

In KwaZulu-Natal, a family of seven people, including a ten-month-old baby, died when their car plunged into a dam on Sunday.

Seven people were killed after the car they were travelling in plunged into a dam in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday 24 September 2017. Picture: Twitter/@kznems

JOHANNESBURG - Twelve people have drowned in separate incidents across the country over the long weekend, most of them children.

In KwaZulu-Natal, a family of seven people, including a ten-month-old baby, died when their car plunged into a dam on Sunday.

A couple also drowned when their vehicle crashed into a dam in Limpopo.

In the North West, a seven-year-old was found dead in a public pool, while a four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in Helderkruin, west Johannesburg.

At Cape Point, a scuba diver died. It’s unclear how the man passed away.

ER24’s Russel Meiring says: “ER24 urges all members of the public to please take care when they’re swimming in any body of water including swimming pools, dams or ocean. Never leave your children unattended around these.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)