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Eastern Cape child run over, killed

2012-05-08 20:03

Johannesburg - A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed on the road between Centane and Butterworth on Tuesday, Eastern Cape police said.

The boy, who was a grade one at Buru Junior Secondary School at Thuthura Village, Centane, was crossing the road with two other boys around 16:30, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The two other boys managed to cross the road safely but he was not so lucky as he was hit by the car and died instantly."

The boy's name could not be released because some members of his family had not yet been informed of his death.

An inquest docket was opened.