Electrocution, food poisoning claim two PMB children’s lives

2009-12-10 00:00

TWO more children died in separate tragic incidents around the city on Tuesday.

Their deaths follow that of five-year-old Wandile Masikane, who was found hanging from a necktie draped over a doorknob in Northdale on Tuesday.

A four-year-old child, Mandisa Zuma, was electrocuted by a faulty kettle at her home in Imbali. She died at a clinic on Tuesday evening.

Mandisa was with her mother at home when she grabbed the kettle and was injured. She was rushed to Embalenhle Clinic where she was confirmed dead.

An eight-year-old girl died from what is believed to have been food poisoning. Samukelisiwe Mtolo of Taylor’s Halts in the Impande area died on Tuesday after suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting.

Samukelisiwe became ill on Sunday after she had lunch with her family. She was allegedly given medication, but her condition worsened and she experienced excruciating pain on Tuesday evening. At about 8 pm on Tuesday, she collapsed. Paramedics were called and she was certified dead on the scene.

Police have opened inquests in both cases and postmortems will be held.

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