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Dead child found on roadside in Emalahleni

Police in Emalahleni‚ Mpumalanga‚ are trying to verify the identity of a little girl who was found dead and tossed into veld on the side of a road.

The child’s body was found on Monday morning‚ reportedly by someone waiting to catch a taxi on Watermeyer Road.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said it appeared that the child had been dead for quite some time prior to her body being found.

“Unfortunately‚ nothing could be done for her and she was declared dead‚” he said.

An official who reported to the scene on Monday told TimesLIVE that the cause of death could not immediately be determined.

He said the child had no visible wounds which could have resulted in her death.

She did‚ however‚ have old wounds on some parts of her body.

The little girl is estimated to have been around four years old.

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