Update On Worshippers Swept By Floods During Baptism: Death Toll Rises

The death toll in the Jukskei River drownings has risen to 14, according to Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson, Robert Mulaudzi.

The search will resume on Monday for missing worshippers who were swept away by the Jukskei River on Saturday during a baptism ceremony.

About 15 church members were reportedly swept away by flash floods in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday while conducting a baptism ceremony.

The flash flood followed heavy rains in the Bramley Park area.

Part of Grayston Drive was closed on Saturday as emergency medical services scoured the area for survivors and more bodies, according to The Citizen.

At least 20 bodies had been pulled from the river early on Saturday evening, The Citizen reported citing a Private Security company, Vision Tactical.

It is believed that some of the victims were children.

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