Parents die after saving child from fire

2012-09-05 08:46
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Cape Town - A Cape Town mother and father died saving their child from a blaze at their home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A witness said one of the parents had managed to bend a security gate back far enough to let the child run out to safety but the gap wasn’t big enough for the adults, the Cape Argus reported.

Smoke inhalation was the likely cause of the couple’s demise.

Their names and ages were not released.

Their shack in Malawi Camp near Elsies River caught fire at around 05:00 on Tuesday morning.
It was unclear whether the saved child was a girl or a boy.

A city spokesperson said a report was being compiled on the incident and more details would be available later.

- News24

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