Father accidentally kills daughter

A young girl who was accidently shot by her father has died in hospital.

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PRETORIA - A young girl who was accidently shot by her father during a house robbery has died, the Netcare Unitas Hospital in Pretoria confirmed on Friday.

The grade two learner was admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

She died from a single gunshot wound to her head.

Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said the father had gone inside his room to fetch his firearm after he heard commotion outside.

"He fired several shots and accidentally shot his own daughter. The suspects managed to run away. They [the robbers] only got his wife's handbag."