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Youths killed in house fire

2012-09-17 08:27

Johannesburg - Two youths were killed on Sunday in a fire in Dobsonville in Soweto, Johannesburg emergency services said.

Spokesperson Synock Matobako said the fire started around 22:00 on Sunday.

"A boy and girl, aged between 16 and 18, were burnt to death when they failed to escape the flames.

Both their bodies were discovered near the door in a bedroom."

Matobako said a power failure had been reported in the area earlier on Sunday.

"According to residents the power came back on just after 20:00; not long afterwards the fire was reported."

Comments
  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-09-17 09:03

    So what caused the fire, great reporting this is :(

  • bazunu.ivan - 2012-09-18 05:50

    Poor fellows, rest in peace!

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