Bodies identified after fire at Oudtshoorn informal settlement

2011-11-09 10:53

The charred bodies of seven people killed in a fire in Oudtshoorn have been identified, Western Cape police said today.

Captain Malcolm Pojie said an inquest docket was still being investigated as no foul play was suspected.

The bodies were identified as: Andrika Jantjies (28), Jan Galant (46), Ashwil Windvogel (7), Juandre Windvogel (10), Janine Pieterse (26), Marshall Vaaltyn (28) and 22-month-old Llewellyn Pieterse.

The fire broke out at the GG camp in the Bongulethu informal settlement outside Oudtshoorn on Sunday.

Patrolling police found the compound, which was occupied by three families, totally destroyed.

Three people, including a pregnant woman and a seven-month-old baby, were injured.

The baby sustained serious burn wounds to her face, body and legs, and was still in hospital.

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