Two young siblings have reportedly drowned to death in a dam after leaving their house to play when their parents thought they were napping.
Dameon de Vries, 7, and his sister, Kaylie, 5, drowned in a dam on the Vlooikraal farm in the village of Baardskeerdersbos near the town of Gansbaai in the South African province of Western Cape, according to local news site News24.
The children’s parents Andre and Odete de Vries believed the youngsters were taking a nap when the children woke up and left the house at around 4pm on 19th July.
Family members searched for the pair before their bodies were discovered in the dam, located 20 metres (66 feet) from their home, at around 8pm, according to News24.
Some of the children’s belongings were found next to the dam.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Upon arrival, the bodies of children aged five and seven, girl and boy respectively, were found.
“A death inquest case has been opened for investigation.”
Last month, Jayden Montagu, 10, reportedly drowned in the Gansbaai harbour after falling off a wall and his body was found the following day.
Meanwhile, the small coastal town was also stunned by the murder of 18-year-old Bridgenay Slingers on 28th June. Her boyfriend Roderick Ward, 21, was arrested that same day.
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