…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Two teenage boys, aged 15 and 19, tragically lost their lives on Thursday, June 1st, in the Free State.
The boys’ 38-year-old mother has been apprehended by authorities on suspicion of murder.
Fatalities Linked to Consumed Food
According to reports, the boys ate a meal prepared by their mother upon returning home from school.
Soon after consuming the food, both victims began feeling unwell, prompting their immediate transport to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle.
Unfortunate Outcome in the Emergency Room
Upon arrival at the hospital, the boys were promptly admitted to the emergency room.
Tragically, their conditions deteriorated rapidly, and despite medical intervention, they could not be saved.
Sergeant Mahlomola Kareli, a police spokesperson in the Free State, confirmed the heartbreaking news.
Mother Also Falls Ill and Hospitalized
Following the incident, the mother returned home but soon experienced similar symptoms.
She was quickly rushed to the hospital for medical attention and remains under observation in her current condition.
Murder Investigation Underway
Law enforcement authorities have launched investigations into the two cases of murder.
The 38-year-old mother has been placed under arrest as part of the ongoing investigation.
Sergeant Kareli affirmed that the police are diligently pursuing all leads and gathering evidence.
The community in the Free State is left in shock and disbelief after the tragic deaths of two young boys allegedly caused by the food they consumed.
As investigators work to uncover the truth behind this devastating incident, the arrested mother remains hospitalized, receiving medical care and awaiting further legal proceedings.
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