The search for the three-year-old Everite Chauke, who was swept away by flash floods in Alexandra, resumed today – five days after she went missing.

The little girl was swept away by the rushing Jukskei river on Wednesday last week.

The Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson, Nana Radebe said the search for Everite Chauke would resume in Midrand on Monday. If she is not found the search will continue to the Hartebeesport Dam.

“It is unfortunate that the girl has not been found following a search that was conducted yesterday in Alexandra, but the search will resume today,” Radebe said.

She said a team of rescuers consisting of paramedics, South African Police Service divers, National Disaster Management, Johannesburg Metro Police Department and EMS are taking part in the search.

Recounting the day his daughter went missing, Shadrick Chauke, last week said he had climbed a tree with her to seek refuge from the floods. But the branch they were hanging onto broke and Everite slipped and fell into the rushing river.

The Gauteng Weather Services has reported seven cases of deaths resulting from the flash floods.

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