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10-year-old KwaNobuhle boy run over by truck, police investigating homicide

By Yolanda Palezweni - Oct 9, 2017

Police in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, have opened a culpable homicide investigation after a tip truck ran over a 10-year-old boy over the weekend.

According to the police, it is alleged that on Saturday, at around 15:30, a tip truck was doing earthworks at First Avenue, KwaNobuhle, when the boy held on to the truck.

He, however, lost his grip and the truck ran over him.

“The boy, Emihle Nkayi (10), was declared dead at the scene; police opened a culpable homicide case for investigation,” said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majoli Nkohli.

He added that South Africa Police Service is advising parents to warn their children not to jump onto any vehicles or trucks whether it is stationary or moving.