A mother and her three children have been found dead due to unknown circumstances at their home in Witbank, Mpumalanga, according to South African Police Services (SAPS).
The mother, believed to be in her 20s, was found dead on the floor of their home, while her daughter (9) and her two sons (5 and 7 months respectively) were found lifeless in their beds by paramedics on the scene.
Local authorities alerted ER 24 services at around 8.15 this morning.
“It was evident that all four patients had been dead for some time”, said one paramedic. “Unfortunately, nothing could be done by paramedics and the patients were pronounced dead”.
Investigations are currently ongoing.