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Two women die after drowning in Hermanus, Western Cape

Hermanus is a small seaside town on the southern coast of South Africa. It was once a favorite holiday destination for the country's white minority and is now a popular beachside spot for visitors. But at the end of June, two women died after drowning in the town's waters, highlighting the risks of going into the sea in the current weather conditions. The women were aged 20 and 40.

Hermanus, Western Cape - Two women died after drowning in separate incidents in Hermanus on Wednesday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. One woman died after being pulled from the water in front of the Hermanus police station. The other woman was pulled from the water beside the Hermanus lifeboat station. The Western Cape government said on Thursday that an investigation had been launched into the deaths.

Hermanus, Western Cape - Two women drowned after being swept away in separate incidents in Hermanus over the weekend. Emergency services retrieved the bodies of the women, who have not yet been identified, from the water, but were unable to revive them. One of the women was swept away while attempting to cross the main road, which was flooded in places, on foot. The second woman was found washed up on the beach.


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