Police investigate Mt Hampden brick moulders deaths

Online Desk |  4 months ago | local

Police have launched investigations into the death of three men who were found dead last Friday in Mt Hampden in unclear circumstances after they had been burning some bricks with charcoal in the area.

The three aged 30, 36, and 42 were found between the burning oven and a plastic which covered the oven where it is suspected that they were hiding from the rains.

Their bodies have since been taken to a local hospital mortuary for post mortem.

Confirming the incident , National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi appealed to anyone with information that might assist to contact any nearest Police station.

The incident comes at a time the Police are investigating a case in which three young girls aged seven, five and one, died in their sleep while their parents escaped death by a whisker at Jowa Village, in Inyati, after they suffocated from Aluminium Phosphide 560TB fumigation tablets that had been sprayed on shelled maize.

The maize was in a storeroom next to their bedroom.

The incident occurred on Christmas Day. Aluminium Phosphide 560TB fumigation tablets are used to control pests in stored grain, seed, tobacco and storage premises. It can also be used for the control of porcupines, moles, gerbils and other rodents as indicated.