Young boy's body found in KZN river

2016-12-09 13:07
River. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

River. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Durban – The body of a 9-year-old boy was recovered from a river north of Durban on Friday morning, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

"The boy’s body was discovered in a river at Nyala Road at KwaMashu," KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.

There was heavy rain in the area on Thursday. A post-mortem would be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Provincial Emergency Medical Services said the body had been recovered from the river. EMS, however, said the boy was four, and not nine.

On Saturday, a 36-year-old pastor drowned in Umlazi River following a baptism.

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