Three children drown at Vaal at Deneysville
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Three children drown in Vaal Dam

Three children, the ages of 7 and 9, drowned in the Vaal Dam at Deneysville in the Free State on Saturday afternoon. 

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KZN Police Search and Rescue

According to Craig Lambinon of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) they responded to a call on Saturday when it was reported that four children from the area had gone for a swim in a local bay.

Three of the children disappeared under the water. 

The police diving unit and emergency services also responded and launched an investigation on the scene. 

"During a scuba dive search police located and recovered the bodies of the three children," said Lambinon. 

An inquest docket has been opened and the families of the deceased children are being supported by police counselling services.  

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