Trapped in blaze: one dead, four hurt

2013-02-22 00:00

AN 18-year-old woman died at Adams Mission, south of Durban, yesterday when she was trapped in a horrific fire that reduced her home to rubble.

Londiwe Mjoka, of Mashweni township, burned to death while four other people believed to be her relatives were seriously injured.

The incident happened at about 6.30 am yesterday, said police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated by officers at kwaMakhutha police station. An inquest docket has been opened.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha confirmed that Mjoka died and the others were injured when they were trapped in the burning house.

“Netcare 911 paramedics and the fire department arrived at the scene and found that a female had tragically burnt to death. Her husband sustained critical burns and three others managed to escape from the burning building with minor burns,” he said.

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