Mother and daughter in critical condition

2015-12-09 06:00

A WOMAN and her daughter are in a critical condition in a hospital in the Zululand area after their house was set on fire in the Ngulele area, in Mandeni, on Friday morning.

KZN EMS spokesperson, Robert McKenzie said paramedics and firefighters were called onto the scene in the early hours of Friday.

“We received a call at around 3am and rushed to the scene. We found a woman and her daughter, 9, in critical condition after sustaining severe burn wounds,” he said.

The two received medical attention from the paramedics on the scene before being rushed to a hospital in the north of the province.

“All we know right now is that they are in a critical condition. The cause of the fire is not yet known,” said McKenzie.

Provincial SAPS spokesperson, Major Thulani Zwane said the house was allegedly set alight with a petrol bomb.

“A woman and a child who were sleeping inside the house were seriously injured and were taken to hospital,” he said.

He said the police had not established the motive of the attack and that the Gingindlovu SAPS are investigating two counts of attempted murder.

“No arrests have been made at this stage,” said Zwane.

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