3 killed in Rooikoppies fire

2011-08-16 16:07

Johannesburg - Three people, including a three-year-old boy, burned to death when their shack caught fire in Rooikoppies near Kimberley, Northern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Tony Modise said neighbours noticed the shack was on fire at midnight and tried to extinguish it, using water buckets. "The shack collapsed on top of its occupants, and when we arrived we found their bodies burned beyond recognition."

The couple were living in the shack with their toddler.

The cause of the fire was not known yet.