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Child’s skeleton shocks road workers

This image, shot by a Delft resident on their cellphone, shows the bones discovered by road construction workers in Delft on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: WCN

This image, shot by a Delft resident on their cellphone, shows the bones discovered by road construction workers in Delft on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: WCN

 10/07/2013

 The discovery of a child’s skeleton shocked workers constructing a road in the Hague, Delft, on the Cape Flats on Wednesday afternoon.

The skeleton uncovered by the workers is believed to be of a child aged between five and six.

Western Cape Police spokesman Captain Frederick Van Wyk said police officers from Delft police station were called to the scene after one labourer noticed “a dumped plastic bag containing bones suspected to be remains of a human”.

When the labourers made their discovery they rushed to the nearby residential area and alerted the residents, said Nazreen Kellerman who was among the residents who trekked to the scene.

Kellerman described what she saw as a skeleton of a child between the ages of five and six.

She said she clearly identified the ribs, hip and spine.

Police cordoned off the area as soon as they arrived, she said.

Van Wyk said the bones would be sent to the South African Pathology Services to determine whether they are indeed human and if so, police would check their missing persons list and investigate what led to the bones being buried at that site.

No docket had been opened yet, he said. Peter Luhanga

 

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