The South African police in Kakamas revealed its desire to strictly investigate the case of five children aged between three and seven-years-old respectively who were found dead inside a freezer.
According to the police, the deceased who were said to be cousins are assumed to have suffocated after being trapped in a freezer. The five cousins, were discovered by their grandmother in Kakamas town, Northern Cape province, on Tuesday, police said.
Though the police does not suspect foul play as they assumed the freezer accidentally locked itself when the children were still playing in it; they would not also fail to investigate the case to be sure of what actually happened.
The police therefore appealed 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.” the police investigation continued.
Similar to this, was the death of two children who allegedly suffocated in a parked car in Springs on the East Rand.
Report had it that the children aged between two and five years old were playing inside the locked vehicle waiting to be repaired. The children were said to be unable to get out of the vehicle as the door handles were broken
The police’s Lungelo Dlamini says investigations are underway.“We are investigating two cases of inquest. No one has been arrested, but we are investigating if anyone is responsible.” he said.
Meanwhile, firefighters are reported to have discovered a burnt body on one of the Metrorail train carriages damaged by a fire in the Fish Hoek area.
The body was found when the fire fighters together with the police were extinguishing the fire. The blaze was said to have started at the Fish Hoek Train Station spreading to a nearby vegetation area.
Metrorail said severe delays are expected on the Southern line until a police investigation was complete.