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Three children, including 4-month-old baby die after eating noodles


Police have opened an inquest after three children died after eating two-minute noodles in Gqeberha, South Africa.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu, SAPS Motherwell detectives are investigating an inquest following the death of three children aged 11, 7, and a 4-month-old baby boy.

“It is alleged that on Saturday, the three children accompanied their grandparents on a visit to relatives in New Brighton.

“They stayed over, and on Sunday, the 11-year-old girl went to the shop and bought a packet of 2-minute noodles.

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“She then cooked it, and the three children ate it before leaving to go back to Motherwell.

“When they arrived home in Motherwell, the 11-year-old complained of nausea.

“Her grandmother gave her some water to drink.

“The 7-year-old also complained of stomach cramps and nausea.

“While being driven with private transport to the Motherwell clinic, they passed away.

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“Shortly after the two children left for hospital, the baby also passed away while en route to hospital in another vehicle.”

Naidu said a post-mortem would be conducted to establish the exact cause of their deaths.

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