Girl drowns in Turffontein

2015-01-08 20:47


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Johannesburg - A 9-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool in Turffontein, Johannesburg, on Thursday afternoon, emergency services said.

The girl drowned in the pool around 15:00, spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said.

"The parents of the girl rushed the girl to a nearby fire station in Turffontein, were she was confirmed dead on arrival."

Mulaudzi urged parents to make sure their children were supervised while swimming.

"We also want to advise parents to make sure that the swimming pool is secured while not in use by... a safety net and fence around the swimming pool with a locked gate," he said.


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