5 kids killed in KZN incidents

2014-11-12 08:41
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Johannesburg - Five children were killed in two accidents in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, paramedics said.

In the Umkhanyakude District Municipality, two children died and six others were injured when the truck they were travelling in crashed, said emergency medical services spokesperson Robert McKenzie.

The children were in the back of the small truck, which was travelling on a rural dirt road, when the accident happened.

The two children were confirmed dead at the scene.

"The one child was critically injured with life threatening injuries and was rushed to a local hospital," said McKenzie.

"The other five children who were injured were transported to a local clinic for further assessment."

In a second incident, three children died on the bank of the Mthamvuna river in the Ugu District, near the Eastern Cape border.

"It is believed that the children were playing in the sand on the bank of the river, when the river bank sloughed in and buried them in the sand that collapsed from the river bank," said McKenzie.

Community members managed to pull the three boys, aged between 9 and 10, out of the sand but they were confirmed dead at the scene.

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