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2-year-old dies on way to hospital after cobra bite in parents’ bed

By Faeza
24 February 2016

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The only child of a Beaufort West couple died after being bitten by a Cape cobra on her parents' bed on Sunday...

Netwerk24 reported on Tuesday that Karlien Esterhuizen died while being rushed to a hospital in Beaufort West on Sunday.

Her father, Willie Esterhuizen, told Netwerk24 that family took a nap in their bedroom on Sunday afternoon. He later got up to watch television and, about an hour later, heard Karlien crying and his wife Karen screaming.

He said a Cape cobra was on the bed and had bitten the toddler on her hand, between her thumb and index finger.

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