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Flooding river halts movements in Sepako

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Nata police are monitoring the situation in Sepako after they received a report on Thursday evening that the river, which passes through the village, was flooding.

Speaking in an interview on Friday, the acting station commander, Inspector Kgotla Botsalano said they had to seek assistance of a boat from Botswana Defence Force (BDF) in Maun as the situation was bad and they fought hard to prevent people from crossing to the other side of the village where they get services.

He said the school, health facility and all other government offices were on the other side and they had to monitor the situation so that they could prevented casualties, which might occur due to people trying to cross the river.

Inspector Botsalano appealed to parents to keep a close eye on children so that they did not play or go anywhere near the river.

He said people should be patient and wait for the river to subside rather than take chances. Inspector Botsalano nonetheless noted that since they received the report, they had not had any incidents.

He, however, pointed out that this was an annual thing, which happened even when there were no rains because the water came from Zimbabwe. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Goitsemodimo Williams

Location : Sepako

Event : Interview

Date : Mar 06 Sun,2016