On sunday, November 22, it was reported that 3 congregants drowned during a church baptism ceremony in Bethlehem, eastern Free State province of South Africa.
The three who drowned were part of a congregation from Botshabelo, two males aged 24 and 25, and a female aged 24.
The body of the female was retrieved by Lejweleputswa District K9 Search and Rescue team, while the two men are still missing as the search was provisionally withdrawn due to bad weather conditions and heavy current water flow.
Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, the Provincial Commissioner of the Free State, reacting to this said;
“We also urge parents to sensitize children to refrain from swimming in dams unsupervised, or crossing rivers with heavy flowing waters or strong current.”