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26 July 2011

Several hundered people trapped in Eastern Cape due to heavy snowfall

The SAWDIS have just learned that several hundred people are currently trapped in the Eastern Cape due to heavy snowfall.  Some people are cut-off from the outside world.  Several towns are without power due to falling power lines.  It is still snowing in many parts of the Eastern Cape, Kwazulu Natal and North Eastern Free State.

SABC News reports:  "More than one hundred people who are trapped in the north of the Eastern Cape are urging the government to rescue them with helicopters."