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2 children die in W Cape shack fire

2012-06-09 17:00

Johannesburg - Two siblings died in a shack fire in Thembalethu, the Western Cape's George Municipality said on Saturday.

Steven Erasmus, a director of planning and housing in George, said it was unclear how the Friday night fire started.

"People reported that two children died from the fire, a four-year-old and an 11-year-old," he said.

"There is speculation that the children were on their own. When the police complete their investigation it could potentially be a crime scene."

Erasmus said once his department had located the remaining family members, they would offer them shelter.

Comments
  • Thato Okonkwo Fakudze - 2012-06-09 17:23

    Riposi In Pace.... Young ones

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-09 18:20

    My condolences i have lost most of my family,not easy.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-09 18:22

    Well said Thatho just feel their pain,lets be human and stop being so selfish and self righteous.

  • Deana - 2012-06-09 19:08

    RIP, little ones. You are forever save on the Lap of Jesus now. You'll never be sad, cold, afraid or alone anymore. You'll live in a Palace with the King, not in a shack. My condolences to the parents. For even though they are hugely responsible and at fault for leaving the children alone- the self recrimination and guilt will make the rest of their lives an absolute hell.

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