News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Free State | SAPS
7 Jan 2018, Harrismith, Free State: Police opened an inquest case for further investigation following the retrieval of four bodies in a submerged car in the Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve outside Harrismith, Free State police said on Sunday.
Private divers visiting the dam discovered the submerged Toyota Tazz on Saturday afternoon and alerted police, Colonel Thandi Mbambo said.
Private towing services assisted to retrieve the car from the dam. Inside the car, four bodies, were identified as those of a 35-year-old mother and her three sons aged 13, eight, and five from Lusaka section in Makwane village.
The deceased were last seen at the dam at about 9pm on Friday.