Fire at old age home - several feared dead

2010-08-01 23:50

Johannesburg - Forty people sustained burn wounds and others are feared dead after a fire broke out at an old age home in Nigel on Sunday night, Netcare911 paramedics say.

"Forty people sustained burn wounds, one of them critical. A helicopter will airlift the patient to hospital," said spokesperson Chris Botha.

"We are at the scene it seems a number of people have burnt to death...we do not know how many burnt to death."

He said firefighters were battling the huge fire.