Girl, 6, dies after fall from bakkie near Hopefield

2016-04-11 17:02
(Joe Stolley, News24)

(Joe Stolley, News24)

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Cape Town - A 6-year-old girl was killed when she fell from a bakkie on the farm Waterboerskraal, near Hopefield in the Western Cape, on Saturday.

Maggie May Melck died on the way to hospital from head injuries. It is unclear if the bakkie had driven over her.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the child had been riding on the back of the vehicle with her father when she fell from it.

A culpable homicide investigation is under way.

A family member told News24 her parents were going through a difficult time and were not immediately available for comment.

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