Children killed in Durban CBD fire

2012-01-13 16:01
Johannesburg - Two children were killed in a fire at Victoria Embankment in Durban's central business district on Friday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the children, aged 1 and 3, were found severely burnt by police and fire service search and rescue workers.

He said ER24 would officially certify the deaths once police and fire services had completed necessary operations.

The fire apparently started around 12:50 on the second floor of a block of flats. The cause of the blaze was unknown.

The mother of the children was being treated by paramedics for shock.

Banks said the fire gutted two floors before being brought under control and traffic towards Durban had been closed.

No other people were injured in the fire.

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