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THE body of a fireman in his late 40s was found in Taung yesterday after he was swept away by floodwaters, North West police said.
Superintendent Lesego Metsi said the body of Peter Dingwa was found floating in a river in the morning.
"Initially the police were told that it was a teenager, a schoolboy, who was swept away, but when they found the body, it was not a teenager," Metsi said.
"He was a fireman from Kuruman who was working at the fire department in Taung. He was off duty when he was swept away by the water."
Metsi said the water levels were not as high as earlier this week after heavy rainfall in the area.
Captain Aafje Botma, also of the North West police, said the rains caused damage to about 20 houses.
One person was injured when some mud houses collapsed.
Several roads in Taung were still inaccessible due to the mud.
Five people have died this week in flooding caused by incessant rains in several parts of the country.
The bodies of a woman and her baby were found on Tuesday after their home was washed away by overnight floods at Thembisa's Phomolong informal settlement, east of Johannesburg.
In another incident one person died after a boat capsized on the Vaal River.
In Northern Cape a man died after his vehicle was caught in a flooded subway at De Aar.
Three children are still missing after that incident.
Superintendent Mashay Gamieldien said yesterday that rescue workers were still trying to drain the subway in attempts to find the bodies. - Sapa