Police investigating deaths of three children who allegedly fell ill after eating noodles

Police investigating deaths of three children who allegedly fell ill after eating noodles.. Police are investigating the deaths of three young children from Gqeberha who allegedly started feeling ill after eating a packet of noodles bought from a local store.

Police investigating deaths of three children who allegedly fell ill after eating noodles
Police investigating deaths of three children who allegedly fell ill after eating noodles—-

Sinothando Ngwendu, 11, Olwam Ngwendu, 7, and four-month-old Athenkosi Ngwendu were visiting relatives with their grandparents in New Brighton before the tragedy struck.

Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said: “On Sunday, 7 November the 11-year-old girl went to the shop and bought a packet of noodles. She then cooked it and the three children ate it before leaving to go back [home] to Motherwell.”

When they arrived home in Motherwell, the 11-year-old complained of nausea.

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“Her grandmother gave her some water to drink.

“The 7-year-old also complained of stomach cramps and nausea,” Naidu adds.

While being driven with private transport to the Motherwell clinic, they passed away, and shortly after the two children left for hospital, four-month-old Athenkosi also died while on the way to hospital in another vehicle.

Police have opened an inquest docket while post-mortems will be carried out on the bodies of three children.

 

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