Two Standard 5 boys from Letlhakeng Primary School on Saturday drowned at Tamo-ya- malutu dam commonly known as Limpopo situated in the middle of Ditshegwane village.
The deceased who were part of six boys that had gone for a swim lost their lives after they got to the deepest part of the dam and their peers were unable to rescue them.
Letlhakeng Police Station Commander, Superintendent Mogomotsi Kesupile, confirmed that the two bodies were retrieved from the said dam the same day with the assistance of police scuba divers.
“After the boys realised that their friends had drowned, they rushed to the neighbouring yards to report the incident. According to the information that we got, as they were swimming going in and out of the water, three of them happened to get to the deeper end. Fortunately the other one was able to be rescued on time by his peers after he screamed for help,” explained Kesupile.
The boys aged 11 and 13 were taken to the hospital where they were certified dead and their bodies are currently at Scottish Livingstone Hospital awaiting post-mortem.
The concerned police boss urged parents to always be on the lookout for their children especially when they take sometime without seeing them.
“During the rainy season people should avoid swimming or crossing water sources as some are very deep and it’s difficult to judge the depth when water levels are high,” he said.
Superintendent Kesupile advised that it is also important for all the dams to be fenced off and kept closed especially the ones in remote areas as there is hardly anyone to monitor any human activity.