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.

  • UberTrue - 2011-09-01 17:58

    Who starts these fires?

  • Grayman - 2011-09-01 18:05

    How sad! What a terrible way to die. Condolences to the families of all victims.

  • Doug - 2011-09-01 18:11

    Senseless acts of arson committed by uneducated, brainless malema followers. Rsols!

  • Jamie - 2011-09-01 18:59

    "Land destroyed", wow, severe. If that were the case there wouldn't be any land left in Africa by now. Burning can affect its productivity, and sometimes hasten a transformation to desertification, but destroy, I think not.

  • motsokwi - 2011-09-01 21:50

    Now that they mentioned that an africanner it died,you will hear all sorts of condolences.laat it vrek.

      Richard - 2011-09-04 08:26

      @motsokwi .. it is a pitty you have so much hate in you ... but the day you die I can gaurentee that no one even would have known that you have even lived.

      Moss - 2012-01-30 07:36

      & the only time ANC is not mentioned irrelevantly!!

  • Kenko - 2011-09-02 08:54

    Recently in the Amalia area, some farmers saw blacks setting their farm on fire. They confronted them, after which an altercation broke out. Many farms burnt down in that fire, and some people died and others were severly injured. Many livestock lost. Anyway, the blacks laid charges against the farmers for assault after which the farmers were arrested while the arsonists are off scot-free, boasting about their acts. This is what it's all about - if you can't have it, destroy it. It's a concerted effort against farmers.

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