In a devastating incident that has left a community in shock, Limpopo police are currently investigating the heartbreaking deaths of three children who are believed to have suffocated after being trapped in a parked car in a village outside Tzaneen on Wednesday.
The victims, aged between two and six, were last seen alive while playing at a neighbor’s house before the tragic discovery. Two of the children were declared dead on the scene, while the third, a 3-year-old boy, was initially transferred to Kgapane hospital and later to Mankweng, where he was admitted and, unfortunately, pronounced dead.
The incident has prompted Limpopo police to issue a heartfelt plea to parents, urging them to be extra vigilant with their children to prevent such heartbreaking occurrences. The circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are still under investigation, and police spokesperson Malesela Ledwaba emphasized the need for a thorough examination to understand the sequence of events leading to the suffocation of the children inside the parked car.
Community members and authorities alike are grappling with the profound sorrow brought about by this unforeseen tragedy, emphasizing the importance of heightened awareness and precautionary measures to ensure the safety of children in various settings. The investigation continues, with the hope that it will provide insights into the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking loss.