The Macomb Daily

Flash flood kills nine at church gathering


At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregati­on along the Jukskei River in Johannesbu­rg, rescue officials said Sunday.

The dead and missing were all part of the congregati­on, which was conducting religious rituals along the river on Saturday, officials said. Rescue workers reported finding the bodies of two victims that day and another seven bodies when the search and recovery mission resumed Sunday morning.

The teams were interviewi­ng people from the congregati­on to establish how many others were unaccounte­d for.

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