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Four-Year-Old Dies After Choking On Marula Fruit

“Children should not be left unattended while consuming these types of fruits as they can present a potential choking hazard,” he said.

A four-year-old girl from Limpopo lost her life after choking on a marula fruit. The incident occurred while Phologo Machaba and other children in the neighbourhood were playing.

Unfortunately, Phologo accidentally swallowed the marula fruit, which has a hard pit inside that can pose a choking hazard, especially for young children. Despite being rushed to the hospital, the doctors were unable to save her life.

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The Limpopo police have initiated an inquest into this tragic incident. Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, the police spokesperson, expressed their regret over the incident and emphasized the importance of child safety.

Limpopo police commissioner Major-General Jan Scheerpers urged parents and guardians to exercise caution and vigilance when it comes to the safety of their children. He emphasized the need to never leave young children unattended, particularly when consuming fruits like marula that can present a potential choking hazard.

“We urge parents and guardians to exercise caution and vigilance at all times for the safety of their children.

“Children should not be left unattended while consuming these types of fruits as they can present a potential choking hazard,” he said.

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This heartbreaking incident serves as a reminder for parents and guardians to be mindful of the risks associated with certain types of fruits. While marula fruits are enjoyed by many, their hard pits can be dangerous if accidentally swallowed.

It is crucial to supervise young children closely during their playtime and ensure they are not left alone while consuming such fruits.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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