KZN teen dies in house fire

2017-04-07 12:04
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Johannesburg – A 15-year-old boy died after a fire broke out in his home at Illovo Section B in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday morning.

After firefighters battled the blaze for an hour between 06:00 and 07:00, ER24 services found the boy lying on his bed, and declared him dead on the scene.

"Unfortunately, the young boy had already succumbed to his serious wounds. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead on the scene," said ER24's Russel Meiring.

Meiring said the injuries, to most parts of the body, were "quite severe".

One person, who is believed to be a family member, was treated for shock.

The cause of the fire was still unclear.

"It is not yet known how the fire started, but local authorities will be investigating further," said Meiring.

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