Cops probe child’s death after mother gave her harmful substance to consume

It's understood the woman called emergency services after she and her two children drank the substance and felt ill.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating the death of a three-year-old child who is believed to have died after her mother allegedly gave her a harmful substance to consume.

It's understood the woman called emergency services after she and her two children drank the substance and felt ill.

The three-year-old died on the scene and the woman and her five-year-old child remain in a critical condition in hospital.

The police's Mavela Masondo said, “At the moment we are not sure if there was an intention by the mother to harm the children.”