A girl died after drinking petrol in Kagiso, Krugersdorp, Gauteng police said on Tuesday. She was only 3 years old.
“According to the child’s mother, the child was playing in the yard… when her uncle was fixing a vehicle,” Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said.
The petrol was in a bottle next to the car and it was suspected that the child mistook it for a cold drink. The child was rushed to hospital after the accident on Saturday, but later died.
Sibiya said foul play was not suspected and an inquest docket was opened.