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Witbank - A young mother and her three children were found dead in their home in Witbank, Mpumalanga, early Monday morning, paramedics said.

The incident took place on Cancer Street and when paramedics arrived at the scene, after being called in by local authorities, they were led to the bedroom where they found the deceased. 

"Upon assessment, paramedics found the mother lying on the floor while a five-year-old boy, a nine-year-old girl and 7-month-old boy were found lying in their beds," ER24 said in a statement.

"It was evident that all four patients had been dead for some time. Unfortunately, nothing could be done by paramedics and the patients were pronounced dead."

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene to begin their investigations.