Three minors fell into a hole near the N2/Borcherds Quarry intersection on Monday afternoon [February 8]. The children were trapped in the pipeline that runs underneath the N2 by Borcherds Quarry.

An emergency call was received at 3.10pm and Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain fire crews were dispatched to the scene. Technical rescue teams from Roeland Street and Metro EMS were also dispatched, according to the City’s Jermaine Carelse.

A road closure has been put in place at the Borcherds Quarry bridge as no vehicles are allowed to go over the bridge to allow emergency teams to dig into the embankment of the bridge, according to road safety Facebook page 1 Second Later.

The bodies of two minor boys were retrieved just after 6pm, and at 9.01pm the third body was recovered. The road remains closed and traffic is being diverted to the R300. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Carelse said search operations will continue because there is a report of a fourth person unaccounted for.

Picture/s: Facebook / 1 Second Later

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