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Boy (2) dies after drinking poison

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GWERU — A two-year-old boy from Mvuma who drank pesticide after mistaking it for a cool drink died on the way to hospital last Monday.

Report by Stephen Chadenga

The boy, Sethukile Aaron Mpofu of Plot 2 Central Estates, Mvuma, went to the dining room when his mother was taking a nap outside.

He took a bottle containing pesticide and drank the contents.

When the mother woke up, she found her son frothing at the mouth and discovered that he had drunk the pesticide, with the empty bottle lying on
the ground.

The boy told her he thought it was a cool drink.

Acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Bezel Nyawo confirmed the incident.

Nyawo appealed to parents and guardians to keep pest-killing substances in safe places to avoid incidents that could lead to such
tragedies.

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