Watch | Four Have Narrow Escape As Taxi Swept Away In Flooded Kzn River

  |   Sanews

Four people narrowly escaped death after the taxi they were travelling in on Wednesday was swept away in Camps Drift, Pietermaritzburg, paramedic services have said.

"Flash flooding from the heavy rain in the area meant the normally calm stream had burst over the top of the bridge, taking the taxi with it. Luckily, a series of concrete bollards caught the vehicle before it dropped further over into the deeper water," ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said on Wednesday evening.

He said two men had managed to climb to safety, but two others, a man and a woman, had been swept away.

"By the time ER24 were on the scene just before 6pm, Search and Rescue had managed to pull the two others from the reeds further down the river."

Campbell said all four were treated on the scene for minor cuts and abrasions.

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