Two toddlers die in fire

2011-04-11 07:46

Two toddlers burnt to death in a fire at their family’s home in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, at the weekend, Beeld reported today.

Angelique van Niekerk (3) and her brother Nico (2) died in the fire which started in their room on Saturday.

Their mother, 15-year-old sister and the domestic worker were elsewhere in the house when the fire broke out at 7.45am.

Their mother burnt her hands trying to open their bedroom door.

Rescue workers found the bodies of the brother and sister, holding onto each other, behind a bed.

The cause of the fire was not known.

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