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Canadian police say boys strangled by python

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 - 00:42

Aug. 6 - Canadian police say their preliminary investigation suggests two young boys were strangled to death by a python that escaped its enclosure. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Two young brothers found dead in an apartment over a reptile store in New Brunswick, Canada, were believed to have been strangled by a snake that escaped its enclosure and slithered into the building's ventilation system, police said on Monday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SGT. ALAIN TREMBLAY, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE SAYING: "The preliminary investigation has led the police to believe the python snake had escaped his enclosure at the store sometime overnight and got into the ventilation system then into an upstairs apartment. It is believed two boys were strangled by the snake." The boys, ages 5 and 7, were sleeping over at a friend's apartment above Reptile Ocean in the city of Campbellton. Their bodies were discovered on Monday morning, said Sgt. Alain Tremblay of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The snake is currently in the RCMP's possession.

Canadian police say boys strangled by python

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 - 00:42

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