Two three-year-olds drown in Cape Town school's pool

2018-03-02 19:06


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Cape Town - Two toddlers are confirmed to have drowned in the pool of a Hout Bay school, Western Cape police have confirmed.

Police divers on Friday did a thorough search of the pool after the bodies of two three-year-old's were found, spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said.

"Children that passed the pool noticed the two bodies floating on the water and called a resident of Imizamo Yethu. He then managed to retrieve the two bodies and they were taken to the fire station in Hout Bay," he said.

The toddlers were taken to Victoria and Red Cross hospitals, where they were later declared dead.

"The pool was full of water due to the water running from the mountain area. The gate of the school and of the pool was open due to ongoing construction on the premises," Van Wyk said.

Inquest dockets have been opened.

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