Three children found dead in Diepsloot

Three children were found dead in a room in Diepsloot’s extension 2 on Monday 22 June, according to police.

Police were called to the scene while they were conducting routine patrols, said Diepsloot police spokesperson Captain Tinyiko Mathebula.

“When police officers arrived at the scene, they found three lifeless bodies of children aged 13 years, 10 years and 11 months lying on the floor. Two of the deceased children were found wearing church uniform.”

The cause of their death is still unknown at this stage, the Captain said. “A two plate stove and a pot filled with water and coarse salt were found in the room. Parents of the three deceased children, aged 47 and 36 along with their 17-year-old son, were rushed to hospital for medical treatment. An inquest is still being investigated.”

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