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WATCH: Everlate Chauke, The Toddler Who Died After The Alex Floods, Has Been Laid To Rest

The toddler drowned after flooding in Alexandra.

07/12/2016 13:20 SAST | Updated 07/12/2016 13:33 SAST
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President Jacob Zuma and his delegation visit the flood stricken area of Stjwetla informal settlements on November 15, 2016 in Alexandra, South Africa. Zuma told Alexandra residents that government is prioritising their needs after flash floods tore through homes and swept away the three-year-old Everlate Chauke.

Three-year-old Everlate Chauke was laid on Wednesday in Alexandra. The toddler died in November after heavy rains caused flooding near the Jukskei River, causing it to burst its banks.

Everlate was in her father Shadreck's arms when water flooded their shack. Shadreck then climbed a tree with his daughter to avoid the water, but the branch they were on broke and Everlate fell into the river. Her body was recovered on the banks of the river on November 22. DNA tests were used to identify her body.

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