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Boy, 3, falls to his death at Bloemfontein mall

03 Aug 2021, 19:11 GMT+10

  • A 3-year-old boy died after falling three storeys.
  • He was with his family at a Bloemfontein mall when the incident happened.
  • The child reportedly climbed on a wall in the parking garage.

A 3-year-old boy fell to his death at a shopping mall in Bloemfontein on Sunday.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, the boy was at the mall with his family, who are from Bergman Square.

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"At about 14:30, they headed towards the parking area identified as M3, with the intention to leave the building. The father remained behind to pay for the parking ticket and when he joined the other members of the family, noticed that the 3-year-old son was missing," Makhele said.

While they were searching for the boy, the family was told that he had fallen.

According to Netwerk24, the child fell around three storeys from the parking garage. He had reportedly run to a higher level of the garage and climbed on a wall. The mall was identified as Loch Logan Waterfront.

"They immediately started looking for the boy and met the security officer who informed them that their child had fallen to the ground. They rushed to the spot where the child's lifeless body was lying," Makhele said.

The child was declared dead on the scene after police and paramedics were called.

"An inquest docket was opened at Parkweg police station for further investigation," he added.

Source: News24

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