Police search for man washed away

Mpumalanga police are still searching for the body of a man who was swept off a flooded bridge between Standerton and Secunda, Superintendent Abie Khoabane said yesterday.

Mpumalanga police are still searching for the body of a man who was swept off a flooded bridge between Standerton and Secunda, Superintendent Abie Khoabane said yesterday.

The driver of a Mercedes-Benz went missing after his vehicle was washed away from the small bridge on the Brandon private road about 9.30pm on Monday.

The accident followed heavy rains in the area.

Khoabane said the man's car got stuck in the water overflowing the bridge.

He got out of the car but the current washed him away and he disappeared into the Brandon River. Police have been searching for the man since Monday night. - Sapa

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