Women and 12-Year-Old Nephew Die After Falling Into Maize Silo, Police Rule Out Foul Play

Women and 12-Year-Old Nephew Die After Falling Into Maize Silo, Police Rule Out Foul Play

  • Jackie and Kerneels Rautenbach tragically lost their lives when they fell into a grain silo and paramedics pronounced them dead at the scene
  • Karneels fell in first and Jackie tried to pull him out, unfortunately, she fell in after him, her husband was just metres away when he heard the scream
  • The police have ruled out foul play but have opened an inquest docket into the incident while tributes have poured in for the families

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STANDERTON - Jackie Rautenbach and her 12-year-old nephew Kerneels Rautenbach tragically lost their lives when they fell into a maize silo at Groenvlei Farm near Standerton.

Karneels fell into the silo first and Jackie tried to pull him out and fell in herself. When paramedics arrived, they certified that the two had died.

Jackie Rautenbach, Karneels Rautenbach, Silo, Standerton
Jackie and Karneels Rautenbach tragically lost their lives after falling into a grain silo. Photo credit: Jackie Rautenbach, Selmari Rautenbach
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Jackie's husband was a few metres away when he heard the screams but he was too late to prevent the tragedy.

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The police have opened an inquest docket but do not suspect any foul play in the incident. Karneels attended Laerskool Standerton and the school has paid tribute to him and his aunt on their Facebook page.

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SowetanLIVE reported that tributes have poured in with many people saying how tragic the situation is. Karneels' teachers remarked on what an outstanding young man he was who always left a smile on their faces.

The South African reported that André Pienaar of AfriForum said that everyone did as much as they could to help.

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Another section of the clip has them playing in their room. They even had the same facial treatment at some point.

Her video stirred up emotions among social media users who tried to console her. The lady revealed that there were plans to get married before death came.

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