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Social Development Dept investigates death of boy, 1, at Kraaifontein crèche

The boy was found hanging from his back pack on a railing by a teacher on Friday morning.

FILE: Police confirmed the cause of death as suffocation and an investigation has been launched. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Department of Social Development is investigating the death of a one-year-old at a crèche in Kraaifontein.

The boy was found hanging from his back pack on a railing by a teacher on Friday morning.

Police confirmed the cause of death as suffocation and an investigation has been launched.

Social development MEC Albert Fritz said, "The department is currently investigating the circumstances around a one-year-old who passed away at an (Early Childhood Development) ECD [centre] in Kraaifontein. We just want to get to the bottom of it."

Last month, a toddler died at a Kalkfontein crèche after a cupboard apparently fell on her.