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One boy dead, one in hospital after being trapped in boot of car

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The Jan Kempdorp police are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy whose body was found in the boot of a car. A four-year-old boy was found alive and taken to hospital.

Two children were found trapped in the boot of a car in Jan Kempdorp. Picture: Supplied

THE JAN Kempdorp police are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy whose body was found in the boot of a car parked in a mechanic’s yard on Monday.

The three-year-old boy, along with a four-year-old boy, was reported missing on March 16 at around 2.30pm.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Cherelle Ehlers said the parents of the children reported them missing on Saturday.

“A search was immediately initiated by the SAPS and the community. The boys were found in the boot of the car on March 18 at around 3pm. The three-year-old boy was deceased and the four-year-old boy was taken to hospital,” said Ehlers.

She said the police had opened an inquest into the death of the three-year-old.

“The cause of death of the toddler and the circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. Anyone with information regarding the incident is requested to contact Lieutenant-Colonel Elia Khonkhobe on 082 495 4686. All information will be handled confidentially,” Ehlers added.

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