Girl drowns in freak accident

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has drowned in a man-made hole in the Free State town Cor­nelia, po­lice said yesterday. The Grade R pupil was one of three chil­dren who went to fetch wa­ter from a hole dug by con­struc­tion work­ers on Mon­day evening. Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Livhuhani Vele said the hole had been dug by con­struc­tion work­ers as “there is no wa­ter for ba­sic con­sump­tion in the town­ship”. He said a dog’s bark­ing fright­ened the child, and she ran and fell into the hole and drowned. An in­quest docket was opened. – ANA

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