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Boy, 8, drowns in dam near Vosloorus

Police have confirmed the body of an eight-year-old boy has been found in a dam between Spruitview and Vosloorus.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Police have confirmed the body of an eight-year-old boy has been found in a dam between Spruitview and Vosloorus today.

Neighbours say the two children were playing around the area when one of them fell into the stream.

Residents and the parents of the boy say they called emergency services who apparently only arrived after dark and were only able to do a dive into the dam this morning.

Police say they have opened a case of inquest into the matter.

A neighbour says his grandchild came to tell him that his friend fell into the dam.

“They [the children] were wearing the same clothes and had the same size and we could see the deceased floating in the water.”