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Two men dead after Muldersdrift fire

2012-07-30 11:02

Johannesburg - A shack fire in Muldersdrift has killed two men and left three with serious burns, Gauteng police said.

The fire began after 02:00 on Sunday and struck a large shack where several people were sleeping, said Captain Appel Ernst.

Two men were killed in the fire and another three were taken to local hospitals. Foul play is not suspected though an inquest has been opened.

"We believe it's just people trying to keep warm and something went wrong," Ernst said.

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  • henry.bose.39 - 2012-07-30 12:54

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      henry.bose.39 - 2012-07-30 12:56

      That area used too be beautiful until the squatters moved into the area in the early 90's. Driving down D.F.Malan drive now is like an obstacle course,good that it's name changed to Beyers(commie puke)Naude.Far more appropriate.

  • deirdre.maule - 2012-07-30 14:08

    How does a fire strike a large shack exactly??

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