Man, 3 daughters die in fire

2011-03-15 06:58

A man and his three daughters died in a house fire in Highlands, northeastern Joburg, Gauteng paramedics said today.

The family were were asleep when a fire started in their garage last night, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The mother awoke and took her children, aged between three and six, out of the house and then attempted to drag her husband out.

When emergency and rescue services arrived on scene, they helped pull the man out.

Jackson said resuscitation efforts on the four failed.

The woman was treated for shock at the scene. 

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