Father drives over own baby with bakkie

2017-03-17 16:40
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Cape Town - An 11-month-old baby from Delft died after her father accidentally drove over her with his bakkie.

The accident happened on Wednesday in Condor Street in The Hague, Delft, at the girl's home, Netwerk24 reported.

It is believed the child, without anyone noticing, went out through the door and climbed over a safety gate.

Her father, who arrived home from work, did not realise she was outside in the yard.

The child ended up under his vehicle when he entered the driveway.

She died on the scene.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut confirmed the incident.

"We are investigating a charge of culpable homicide."

No arrests have been made.

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