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Inquest opened after six-year-olds drowned swimming in the Mthatha River

Feb 11, 2019
Inquest opened after six-year-olds drowned swimming in the Mthatha River

Police in Mthatha are investigating an inquest docket after two boys, aged six, drowned at the Highbury Bridge on Thursday evening.

"It is alleged that the two boys were swimming in the Mthatha River where they were overpowered by the water current," said police spokesperson, Captain Nozuko Handile.

"Police opened an inquest docket for further investigation."

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