Dumpsite drink kills teen - reports
King William’s Town - 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 on Wednesday.
Athule Blom, 13, died on Sunday morning after
he complained about stomach cramps, dizzy spells and a headache, the Dispatch
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.