South Africa bridge collapse kills 14

Map of the South Africa showing the province of Mpumalanga

Fourteen people have been killed in South Africa when a bridge was swept away by heavy rains, officials say.

Emergency service officials in the eastern Mpumalanga province said the victims had been travelling in four cars over a bridge on the main road between Ermelo and Lothair.

The river bed is usually dry but floods when there is heavy rain. Police divers have recovered the bodies.

Many parts of the country has been hit by torrential rain this week.