So Sad! Boy, 8, dies after neighbour’s fence collapses and buries him while playing


The Police in Bulawayo said on Saturday that an eight-year-old boy perished after a neighbour’s fence suddenly fell and buried him, while he was playing at home.
Nkosiphile Ncube, a Grade Two pupil at Indlovu Iyanyathela Primary School, was declared dead upon arrival at Mater Dei Hospital, reports The Chronicle.
Narrating the incident to pressmen, the child’s mother, Mrs Promise Ncube said “He was playing outside the house on Saturday and riding his bicycle.
The perimeter wall just collapsed and fell on him.
“Unfortunately the wall was too heavy and when he was rescued from the rubble, he was failing to breathe. He was taken to Mater Dei where he was declared dead on arrival”.
The bereaved mother noted that the entire family are still in shock following the incident.
“We are not sure what really caused the wall to collapse but since these structures are old, we have accepted that it was just a normal accident,” she said.
Nkosiphile was buried on Monday.
Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident.
“We received a report where a boy was buried by a perimeter wall while playing. When his aunt heard the wall crumbling, she came out of the house and rescued him.

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