Parents of girl who drowned after falling off yacht say the family of 12 is facing homelessness

Mail Online | 7/28/2019 | Sahil Makkar For Daily Mail Australia
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The self-described 'hippie' parents of a baby girl who drowned when she fell off their yacht say the family has been 'ruined' after they were ordered not to live on the houseboat.

Rebecca Soetekouw said that having a place to raise their 10 children has been their only priority since her daughter Zeinobiyah's tragic death earlier this month.

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The three-year-old fell off the back of the family yacht, the Sumbawa, as it cruised the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, on July 9.

The blonde toddler was recovered by water police, but could not be revived.

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On Sunday, Ms Soetekouw took to social media to reveal Child Services had told the family they couldn't live on Sumbawa.

The mother said she was angry at the government and herself - but also blamed the situation on her dead daughter.

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'We were told that we had four weeks to fix Sumbawa or she would be seized on us, and then we would have to pay $5,500 to get her back or she would be destroyed,' Ms Soetekouw said.

'All our choices had been taken away from us, as well as our daughter.

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'I can't help but get angry - angry at the situation,...
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