Mom, kids burn to death in house

2012-03-08 13:36
Johannesburg - A woman and her two children were found burnt to death inside their house in Dzingidzingi village outside Giyani, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

The bodies of the 30-year-old woman and her two children, aged 9 and 6 months, were found in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Warrant Officer Thomas Makhubele said.

"The cause of the fire is still unknown, police are investigating."

Relatives told police the woman had domestic problems.

In another fire, in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, a man was injured during a house fire on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the elderly man, aged between 60 and 70, rescued his two grandchildren, aged 6 and 11, after a mattress caught fire in their room.

After the man had taken the children from the house, he returned to pull the burning mattress from the building.

He was taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and inhalation burns.


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