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Flooding destroy Avalon Cemetery

Following heavy rains leading to floods yesterday and past few weeks in Gauteng, YAB’S Advisory Service is informing residents that many graves have sunk in at Lenasia Cemetery, which is known as Avalon Cemetery. 

“Due to lockdown level 3 regulations, we advise people to do not go at the cemetery in groups or many numbers as it was done before. Community members should visit the grave-yard on individual capacity when going to sort out graves for their family members or friends. People should also make sure that they are safe when walking there in small numbers. Today our friends and families are lying there, sooner or later it will be our abode”, reads the post.

Heavy rains also caused flooding before Protea Glen Exit in Soweto yesterday and disrupted traffic. There was also a report that places such as Orlando West and Orlando East have experienced flood. Water came into houses and destroyed some of the furniture. South African Weather Service warned about heavy rainfall on parts of South Africa including Gauteng.

The rain left many places affected because on Monday a taxi lost control and collided at corner Beyers Naude Drive and Judith Street next to Melville Nature Reserve in Johannesburg. Two passengers including a driver were rushed to the hospital due to minor injuries.

In Centurion, a bridge was flooded and caused slow flow of traffic. Precious Tow-in Services company road manager Brian Smith tweeted that he had to conduct several recoveries at the bridge on Rabie and End streets.

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