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Flash flood kills 9 at church gathering in South Africa

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A minimum of 9 individuals died and eight others had been lacking in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation alongside the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officers mentioned on Sunday.

The useless and lacking had been all a part of the congregation, which was conducting non secular rituals alongside the river on Saturday, officers mentioned.

Rescue staff reported discovering the our bodies of two victims that day and one other seven our bodies when the search and restoration mission resumed on Sunday morning.

The groups had been interviewing individuals from the congregation to ascertain what number of others had been unaccounted for.

Spiritual teams often collect alongside the Jukskei River, which runs previous townships akin to Alexandra within the east of Johannesburg, for baptisms and ritual cleaning.