Boys killed in North West shelter fire

2012-06-14 09:31
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Fire at Kleinmond old age home

A fire broke out at the Gerimed old age home in Kleinmond in the Western Cape. Due to speedy response by management only one person died and nobody was injured.

Johannesburg - Three boys died when a fire broke out in a shelter for destitute children in Hartbeespoort Dam, North West police said on Thursday.

"The police received a call on Wednesday morning at 09:15 about a fire at Safe Haven that was already in flames," spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

"Three boys aged between 7 and 14-years-old were inside and died. The cause of the fire is unknown and police are investigating an inquest docket. Police would open another case based on the outcome of these investigations."

Ngubane said no one else was injured.

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