December 7, 2021

Police await post-mortem results of siblings who died after eating noodles

The Department of Health said it was aware of these cases and officials were looking into them.

Police await post-mortem results of siblings who died after eating noodles

Police await post-mortem results of siblings who died after eating noodles photo credit: MSN

Mpumalanga police have said that they are awaiting the post-mortem results of two siblings who died shortly after sharing a packet of noodles.

Last week, nine-year-old Thato and 13-year-old Keamogetswe Makofane were declared dead only moments apart after being rushed to the local clinic. They had eaten packet noodles for breakfast before going to school.

Police confirmed that they are investigating two inquest cases but that they cannot speculate whether the deaths were caused by contaminated food.

Spokesperson Busisiwe Mthethwa said: “The post-mortem is already done, and we’ll just get the results from the relevant department.”

Mthethwa also said they could immediately link these deaths to the recent case of three Eastern Cape children who died under similar circumstances – also shortly after eating noodles.

The Department of Health said it was aware of these cases and officials were looking into them.

Sources: EWN, The World News

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