Dumpsite drink kills teen: report

2011-10-05 07:23

A teenager who died in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape may have ingested a toxic substance at a dumpsite, according to a report today.

Athule Blom (13) died on Sunday morning after he complained about stomach cramps, dizzy spells and a headache, the Dispatch Online reported.

Just before he died he had told his grandmother, Nothini Mvelashe, that he drank something he found while scavenging at the dumpsite on Thursday.

Blom started bunking school with friends two weeks ago so that they could go to the dumpsite, where they scavenged for food, empty cans, metals and other discarded materials, Mvelashe told the Dispatch.


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