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04 December 2011

3 boys drown in Limpopo

Polokwane - Three boys drowned while swimming in a deep hole made for sewerage pipes in Madiba Park in Polokwane, police said on Friday.

Spokesperson Mothemane Malefo said the bodies of the boys, aged between 6 and 9, were found by a passer-by on Thursday afternoon.

Police were called and search and rescue team members pulled the bodies out of the ditch. He said the children's parents thought they were out playing when they could not find them.

Malefo said police would be harsh on parents who failed to take care of their children.

"We are very disappointed... we can’t be rescuing victims every day, it's time parents took care of their children."

- SAPA/News24