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Two farm workers arrested for killing colleague with oranges

By Mason White 12:21 PM August 21, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A 38-year-old man was found dead under a pile of oranges.

Now, his colleagues were arrested for his death, police in South Africa said.

The two farm workers of Johannesburg, have been arrested this week, after being accused of killing their colleague by pelting him with oranges.

The fight took place on a farm outside Tzaneen, Limpopo, and turned deadly when the two men, 27 and 30 years old, armed themselves with the oranges, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

38-year-old Babanto Chauke, died during the fight when the two men threw oranges at him, said Ngoepe.

Paramedics who were called to the scene, found Chauke dead under the pile of oranges. Police said that Chauke was hit very hard by the fruits.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The two suspects were arrested at the scene.