UPDATE: Body of fourth child recovered from hole near Borcherds Quarry road

Preliminary investigations revealed that the children were apparently playing on sand dunes, which caved in on them.

A fireman surveys the area where four children fell into a hole while playing on sand dunes near the N2 Borcherds Quarry intersection in Gugulethu on 8 February 2021. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Rescue workers have recovered the body a fourth child along the N2.

Authorities received emergency calls of minors that fell into a hole near the Borcherds Quarry/N2 highway intersection on Monday afternoon.

City of Cape Town City rescue teams and Metro emergency medical services responded to the incident yesterday.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the children were apparently playing on sand dunes, which caved in on them.

Fire and rescue services' Jermaine Carelse said that three bodies were retrieved last night.

"An emergency call was received at 15:10pm of minors that fell into a hole near the N2 Borcherds Quarry intersection."

The body of the fourth victim was discovered early on Tuesday morning.

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