Child's skeletal remains found at military base

2019-02-18 17:06
The skeletal remains of a child found at a military base in Durban on Monday. (Supplied)

The skeletal remains of a child found at a military base in Durban on Monday. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains of a child during construction at a military facility.

Durban Search and Rescue personnel and other officials were called out to a water treatment plant below Bluff Military Base on Monday.

The pieces of skeleton were exposed during excavation. Brighton police said an inquest docket had been opened.

The discovery comes a week after Durban search and rescue operators were called out to a scene where passersby heard the cries of a baby stuck in a stormwater drain last Monday.

The rescue effort, involving the police's Search and Rescue Unit and emergency personnel, continued for three hours.

After she emerged unharmed, the baby's attending physician at Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital called her a "miracle baby", saying her survival in the drain was "incredible".

Department of Health staff unofficially named the baby Sibanisethu (Our Light) an she was said to be doing well.

Officials said at the time that she would be taken to a place of safety once discharged from hospital.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    durban

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.