North West farmer dies from burn injuries

2011-09-01 16:48

Johannesburg - A second man has died from burn injuries sustained in a veldfire in Groot Marico, North West police said on Thursday.

Captain Adele Myburg said Jan Vosloo, 45, died on Tuesday.

Vosloo and four of his employees were fetching cattle from a farm on fire last week Tuesday.

A 19-year-old who went with them burnt to death. His body was found after the fires were brought under control.

Three other people were injured in the blaze.

A 26-year-old woman sustained burns to her face, left hand and both legs. She was still recovering at the Zeerust hospital. Two other men were taken to hospital and discharged on the same day.

Windy conditions caused veld fires to burn uncontrollably last week.

Areas affected included Potchefstroom North, Muiskraal, Rysmierbult, Welverdiend, Mooibank, Kromdraai, Parys, Lindequesdrift, Fochville, Enselspruit, Klipdrift and Vredefort Dome.

About 60 000ha of land were destroyed.

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