Baby drowns in toilet bucket tragedy

DEVASTATING LOSS: Granny Jullienn Wagner with surviving twin Lorenzo Wagner. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
DEVASTATING LOSS: Granny Jullienn Wagner with surviving twin Lorenzo Wagner. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

TRAGEDY struck a Gelvandale family just after midnight on Saturday when a baby boy drowned in a bucket used as a toilet.

Family members at the Leith Road house tried to resuscitate eight-month-old Lester Wagner after his mother’s cousin, Christiana Wagner, 38, found him at about 12.15am yesterday, face down in the bucket.

The incident comes a week after 18-month-old Jaelyn Barendse drowned in the pool at her home in Mountain View, Uitenhage. – Riaan Marais 

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  • May 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm
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    this is so sad. my heart goes out to the family. Dallas

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