Chaos as burst water pipe floods home in Annlin

Chaos as burst water pipe floods homes in Annlin

Residents in Annlin north of Pretoria are picking up the pieces after a burst water pipe damaged several homes on Wednesday morning. 

Annlin Water Damage/flooding
Slindelo Masikane

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Johan Pieterse says they are working on stabilising the situation. 

"One of the main water pipes coming from the reservoir in Annlin burst. There is a lot of water flowing into the streets and there is some flooding in people's houses. We are trying our best to get the situation under control." 

Pieterse has advised residents to rather evacuate the severely-flooded homes. 

Residents say this is the second time their homes have been flooded due to an issue at the reservoir.

Listen: Residents of Annlin

One resident estimated the damage to his living room to be in the region of R20 000.

Sita Maritz says her family had to use sand bags to stop the water from pouring into their homes

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