5-year-old dies after wall collapses on him

2019-10-12 11:05

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A five-year-old boy has died after a wall collapsed on him.

On Thursday afternoon, at about 17:10, a boundary wall at a Veeplaas residence collapsed, killing the boy.

According to a statement issued by Eastern Cape police on Friday, Olana Matisi was playing with his friends in the street at the time.

"A boundary wall above the gate of a house in Mlotheni Street collapsed hitting him on his head. He was declared dead by paramedics on the scene," said police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu. 

The boy lived just a few houses away from where the incident occurred, according to Times Live.

Police have opened an inquest docket. 

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