2 people die in storm-related flooding in Bonnievale

This is one of several incidents reported after a storm lashed parts of the Western Cape on Wednesday and on Thursday morning.

Parts of the Western Cape experienced heavy rain and flooding as a cold front made landfall in the province on 5 May 2021. The town of Struisbaai was one of the areas affected by the flooding. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Two people have died in flooding in the Bonnievale area.

They became trapped in their vehicle after it overturned on Wednesday night.

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This is one of several incidents reported after a storm lashed parts of the Western Cape on Wednesday and on Thursday morning.

The provincial Local Government Department said that a bakkie that was stuck in floodwaters was towed out and the driver managed to escape unscathed.

Several roads in the Cape Winelands District were also damaged.

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