4 children found dead inside freezer

2014-11-12 11:09

Four children have been found dead inside a freezer in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.

The three boys and a girl, aged between four and seven, were last seen playing outside a house yesterday afternoon, Mpumalanga Police Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said today.

“They were last seen at 1.30pm, and their bodies were discovered around 5.30pm,” he said.

“The allegation is that they went into a room attached to the house outside and they found a deep freezer there. It is believed they went or jumped inside and it closed.”

Mohlala said they suffocated, but a postmortem was yet to be carried out.

He said it was a normal deep freezer that could have closed “air tight” after they were inside it.

The children were not siblings. Some were neighbours, he said.

Police had opened an inquest into the circumstances of the incident.

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