4 victims of Borcherds Quarry tragedy drowned after falling into sinkhole

The bodies of three of the boys were recovered yesterday, while rescuers retrieved a fourth body during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A fireman surveys the area where four children fell into a hole while playing on sand dunes near the N2 Borcherds Quarry intersection in Gugulethu on 8 February 2021. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - It is understood that four young boys drowned after falling into a sinkhole in Nyanga.

The City of Cape Town's emergency services responded to the incident on Monday.

The bodies of three of the boys were recovered yesterday, while rescuers retrieved a fourth body during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Ward councillor Khaya Yozi: "The family and the community are saddened and shocked by the incidents that unfolded yesterday where four minors drowned in a sinkhole at the Borcherds Quarry and Gugulethu intersection."

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