Police investigate after Kagiso toddler drowns in drainage system

The two-year-old disappeared this week while playing outside his family's Kagiso home with his sibling.

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JOHANNESBURG - An investigation is now underway after a toddler drowned in a drainage system allegedly left exposed by municipal workers in Kagiso.

The two-year-old disappeared this week while playing outside his family's Kagiso home with his sibling.

The toddler's parents say that municipal workers were sent to the house on 11 January, where they opened a hole to work on the drainage system.

The police's Solomon Sibiya says: “Municipal workers arrived at their residence and they opened up a main hole whereby they were working on it and a few minutes later they left.”