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Residents fail to save kids from fire

2011-10-28 15:41

Johannesburg - Three children and a woman were killed in a shack fire at Sisulu informal settlement in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The fire broke out at about 21:30 on Thursday, said Captain Mluleki Mbi.

A 1-year-old baby girl, a 9-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were in the shack at the time, along with a woman, aged 32.

Residents used buckets of water to fight the flames, but the shack was destroyed by the time they extinguished the fire, said Mbi.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear.

Comments
  • joelstew - 2011-10-28 16:31

    Rest in peace, its breaks my heart when this happens to kids :(

  • SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-28 17:22

    Back to reality, no more economic freedom march articles...R.I.P.

  • davieoosie - 2011-10-28 17:49

    It's a very tragic thing. Peace to the family and friends who stay behind. Now watch someone change this post into a racial thing too?

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