2 children drown in Kliptown river

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They were part of 10 children who reportedly went swimming in the stream earlier on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG – Two children drowned in a river stream in Kliptown, Johannesburg emergency services said.

They were part of 10 children who reportedly went swimming in the stream earlier on Sunday.

Three children struggled inside the water leading to the group to scatter and call for help.

The 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy died as paramedics were working to resuscitate them.

An 11-year-old girl survived the ordeal and was sent to hospital for further care.

EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said, “They were confirmed dead on the scene after our resuscitation efforts failed.”

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