Family of 4 killed in Secunda home explosion

2015-12-21 18:01
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Johannesburg - A family of four was killed when their house blew up in Secunda on Monday afternoon, Mpumalanga police said. 

Lieutenant Bettina Zondo said police were notified that a blast had gone off at a home in Lehman Street around 12:30. 

"I went to the scene and I found that there was four bodies in the house," said Zondo. 

"The mother and two children were found dead in one bedroom and the husband was found in another room," said Zondo. 

The children were thought to have been aged between five and eight years old, while the couple was thought to be in their mid-thirties. 

"Their bodies were all badly burnt," said Zondo. 

It was still unclear what had caused the explosion.

The blast was followed by a blaze which gutted the house.

Two vehicles which had been parked in the yard were also damaged in the blast.

The cars had been taken in for further inspection. 

Zondo said the neighbouring properties were not affected.

An inquest has been opened. 

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