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Cops probe deaths of four-year-old girl and her five-year-old sister

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 2:10 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Two siblings, a four-year-old girl and her five-year-old sister, were pronounced dead at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew early Saturday, shortly after they were taken there with blood and mucus coming from their mouths and noses.

The police, in confirming the incident, said the two children were unresponsive and blue when they were brought to the hospital by a relative about 10 o’clock.

Law enforcement sources say detectives from the St Andrew Central Police Division are trying to piece together the circumstances under which the children died as doctors try to determine the cause of death.

The relative who brought the children to the Bustamante Hospital was also being interviewed by detectives, sources told The Gleaner.

“The police [detectives] have an idea as to what happened based on what the doctors told them, but a post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” said a police spokesperson.