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Cause of death of Newtown boy found in old car still unknown

The child's family is still in a state of shock after losing his mother due to illness a few weeks ago. It is now planning his funeral and it's appealed to the public for donations to help pay for it.

Little Diego Booysen was found dead inside this car on Tuesday morning, 13 October 2020. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - It's still not clear how two children got stuck in a car in Wellington or how one of them died.

Earlier this week three-year-old Diego Booysen and a four-year-old girl disappeared in Newtown near Wellington.

The next day, they were found in a car parked a few doors away from their homes and only the little girl was alive.

The children’s disappearance sent the community into a state of panic and residents gathered on Monday night to look for them.

The next morning, they tracked them down in an old car parked in a yard in the same street they lived in, with Booysen found dead.

The child's family is still in a state of shock after losing his mother due to illness a few weeks ago. It is now planning his funeral and it's appealed to the public for donations to help pay for it.

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