The body of seven-year-old Khayalethu Magadla, who fell down a drain while playing with friends in Soweto in June, was found in the sewage treatment plant at Eldorado Park Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.
Johannesburg EMS spokeswoman Nana Radebe- Kgiba said Magadla was found in the fragmentation chamber at the first manhole towards the swamp near the cemetery.
“Today at around 12:23 PM, Khayalethu Magadla was recovered by a rescue and recovery team of 35 rescue workers, Hazmat and city search services and technicians, water units, K-9 units and air squadrons, Delta Scan, ambulances from Gauteng province and 60 members of Joburg Water.”
She added that rescue workers are specialized Team searched the difficult pipeline system.
“The city’s search and rescue teams have traveled at least 20 km from Dlamini to Eldorado Park.”
Radebe-Kgiba said the city has committed to Unte Supporting the family after the tragic event.
“Joburg Water has helped us tremendously in draining the diff renewing sewerage. We send our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time and hope they find closure now that Khayalethu has been found,” she said.
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