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Bodies of 2 children found in a ditch in White River

It is understood the children, aged six and seven, did not return home from school earlier this week.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating after the bodies of two children were found in a ditch next to a stream in White River, Mpumalanga, on Wednesday.

It is understood the children, aged six and seven, did not return home from school earlier this week.

Police say their bodies were found by a White River resident after a long search.

Spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said: “This morning, the search also continued on which community members recovered the bodies of these young girls in a ditch just next to a stream."

He urged anyone with information that might assist the police to come forward so those responsible can be held accountable.

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