Fire: three orphaned toddlers die

2009-11-06 00:00

THREE orphaned toddlers were burnt to death inside a hut in Nongoma last weekend.

A one-year-old and two cousins, both aged two, were burnt to death while sleeping in a thatched hut. It is alleged that the fire was started by a candle after the children’s grandmother left it burning where the children were sleeping.

The Zululand District Municipality has offered to help with the burial of the three children. District Mayor Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi said this is “just one incident which highlights the plight of orphans in the district and countrywide”.

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