Young brothers drown in KZN river

2015-12-21 22:18

Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal mother was left distraught after two of her children drowned in a river metres away from her house in iLembe, Groutville, on Monday.

The woman could be heard wailing as News24 spoke to paramedics at the scene where the bodies of her two sons, aged 5 and 6, had just been recovered. 

IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson, Paul Herbst, said the boys had been swimming with another youngster when they got in to distress. 

The third boy went to the home of the brothers where he told their mother that her children were in the river. 

"She went down to the river and saw the bodies floating in the water," said Herbst.

Police and paramedics were called and the bodies of the two children were recovered at about 20:00.  

"Both boys were declared dead on scene," said Herbst.

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