Three kids drown in farm dam

2013-11-18 00:00

THREE children drowned at the Sunnyside Farm dam in Greytown yesterday.

The police received a call from distraught members of the community who searched for the children.

The farm is 30 km from Greytown in the Umvoti municipal district.

The children, who come from the Mbuba area, had apparently gone to the farm dam to cool off because of the hot weather.

None of the children was able to swim properly and it is unclear how they ended up in the dam water.

Police recovered the body of a girl, aged 12, and then called in the Pietermaritzburg search and rescue unit to retrieve the bodies of the other two children.

Lieutenant Jack Haskins told The Witness that the team recovered the bodies of two boys aged 13 and 14 from the dam.

He said: “It looked as if they had become stuck in a gully beneath the surface and they were not able to swim.

“It is always a tragedy to respond to these situations.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.