Eastern Cape boy drowns in tank

2011-01-10 13:19

A five-year-old Butterworth boy drowned in a tank while fetching water, Eastern Cape police said today.

Captain Jackson Manatha said Sakhe Gwebushe went to get water on Sunday afternoon with his three friends at Mantunzeleni Village, Nqgamakwe.

“It is alleged that during the process of fetching water, his bucket fell inside the tank,” he said.

The boy reached for the bucket, fell and drowned in the tank.

“The other three boys went to their homes, but never reported the drowning to the parents of the deceased. The parents of the deceased then reported him as a missing person to police.”

His body was found in the tank later in the day.

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