KNYSNA NEWS - A woman from Nekkies awoke last week to a mother's worst nightmare - the sight of all three of her sons lying lifeless in a room behind their home.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies, the three brothers, aged 10, 11 and 20 went to sleep in a wooden structure at the back of the main house on the night of Thursday 15 July.
"Their mother went to fetch them the next morning (Friday 16 July) when she discovered their bodies on the floor of the room," Spies said. "Emergency personnel responded to the incident where paramedics later declared the trio dead on scene."
The exact circumstances surrounding their death are still under investigation, but he did indicate that there were remnants of a small fire in the room.
"Crime scene experts combed the scene for clues when debris of a fire that was made inside a tin container also known as a gally (bola) was found on the premises," he said.
"Knysna police opened an inquest docket following the discovery of the bodies." An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted during the course of this week.
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