Search and rescue efforts to find the missing Soweto child, Khayalethu Magadla, 6, are going into overdrive as rescue teams prepare to deploy robots underground.
Khaya fell into a manhole while playing near a park in Dlamini on Sunday. Johannesburg emergency services department (EMS) spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said rescuers will intensify the search for the boy.
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Rescue operation into day five
Joburg Water spokesperson Seipati Nyawuza said technicians will go into the second section of the pipeline using an external air supply system. Another team of rescuers will place a robot with a camera underwater to navigate the pipeline.
Search for missing Free State girl, 4, intensifies
A four-year-old girl from Thabong, Free State, is still missing despite increased rescue operations by police, residents, and the SAPS Airwing. The family reported little Hlonolofatso Ntherisi missing on 5 March.
Hlonolofatso was wearing a black t-shirt and black tights with no shoes on the day that she went missing, according to police spokesperson captain Stephen Thakeng.
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