Mom, 4 children burn to death in house fire
Johannesburg - A family of five, including
four children died after a fire ripped through a house in Ormonde on Wednesday
morning, Johannesburg Emergency Services said.
"They were all found dead in the kitchen
of the two bedroom house," spokesperson Synock Matobako said.
"Indications are that the children and
their 31-year-old mother were trying to escape when they were engulfed by
flames in the kitchen."
The children were aged two, three, four and a
"They were two girls, and two
Family members gathered outside the house
shortly after the fire was doused.
"They are hysterical after we told them
what happened," Matobako said.
The roof of the house had also collapsed in
the blaze, but the walls were still standing, he said.
Emergency services were alerted after
neighbours noticed the blaze.
"The fire may have started in one of the
bedrooms, but we are still investigating the cause."