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Thohoyandou - The body of a 52-year-old woman who went missing at Mitshindudi River near Thohoyandou in Limpopo has been retrieved, police said on Tuesday. 

Two women went to fetch water at Mutshindudi River on Sunday when one was grabbed by a crocodile and vanished into the water. The other woman, aged 55, managed to get away and seek help, said police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. 

"A search by the SAPS, emergency services and the nature conservation personnel in the river continued throughout the weekend. Her body was retrieved yesterday [Monday]. Police investigation is still continuing."