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Five children found dead in a freezer


Media Statement from Northern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

The police in Kakamas have opened an inquest case after five children aged between three and seven-years-old respectively were found dead inside a freezer. The deceased are cousins.  It is alleged that on 19 January 2016 at about 18:00, the grandmother of the children found them all suffocated inside an old freezer in their yard. It is believed the freezer locked accidentally while the kids were playing inside it.

The police appeal to parents or children’s caretakers to take responsibility in ensuring their children’s safety at all times. Children should not be left unattended and the yards must be cleared of old equipment not used and scraps that can cause harm to the children. Police investigation continues. 

Media enquiries:  Major Dimakatso Mooi- 060 976 0496