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Community calls for action after woman allegedly drowns in raw sewage

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Community members have called for urgent intervention after a woman is believed to have drowned in raw sewage. File image. Picture: Danie van der Lith

It is believed the woman was climbing over a fence when her clothes became hooked, whereupon she fell into the sewage and drowned.

Community members have called for urgent intervention after an unidentified woman is believed to have drowned in raw sewage along the N12 near Warrenton.

A resident stated that the partially decomposed body was found in the veld on Friday morning.

“At first glance everyone thought that it was a child as the deceased was very petite. A child also drowned in the sewage recently in the same area.

“Something urgently needs to be done to address the overflowing sewage that is accumulating into the veld and is claiming lives.”

She added that the deceased was believed to be climbing over a fence when her clothes became hooked, whereupon she fell into the sewage and drowned.

“According to eyewitnesses there were no other injuries.”

Northern Cape police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Sello said on Saturday that the police in Warrenton were investigating an inquest docket subsequent to the discovery of a female body on August 13 at about 9am.

“It is alleged that a passerby discovered the body near the N12 road lying in sewage water. The unidentified woman who is believed to be in her 20’s was wearing black long tights with a pink shirt.”

Sello indicated that an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“The circumstances surrounding the matter is unknown at this stage. Police investigations continue.”

The police have requested anyone who is able to identify the deceased or may know of anyone who was reported as missing who fits the description provided to contact Sergeant Mokorane from the Warrenton Detectives on 0824486340.

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