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Zulu, Sisulu visit families of 4 boys who died after falling in hole in Nyanga

Earlier this week, the boys were playing along the N2 highway when tragedy struck.

The Western Cape Government’s EMS Rescue team responded to an incident on the corners of Borcherds Quarry on the ramp next to the N2, Nyanga, at the side of the bridge on Monday, 8 February.  Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN- Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Thursday said her department had asked social workers to help the families of four boys who died in what appears to have been a freak accident in the Nyanga area.

Earlier this week, the boys were playing along the N2 highway when tragedy struck.

Zulu and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu visited the families.

READ MORE: 4 victims of Borcherds Quarry tragedy drowned after falling into sinkhole

They'll be offered counselling among other services.

“I’ve already activated Sassa from a point of view of supporting the families because they are unemployed, but they do say they sell stuff,” Zulu said.

ALSO READ: 4 families mourn the death of young boys who fell in hole near Borcherds Quarry

Zulu wants to know what exactly happened, adding authorities may have been able to avert the tragedy.

“Why is it that something like that had to happen? What are the preventative measures can we put in place and what responsibility is the Western and local government taking because residents say they’ve been waiting for housing.”

Police are investigating.

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