Four children killed in shack fire

2013-04-16 11:19

Four children have been killed in a shack fire in Germiston, east of Joburg, Ekurhuleni emergency services said.

The body of another four-year-old boy was found in the debris, spokesperson William Ntladi said.

“When relatives arrived at the scene, they alerted us to a fourth child that was also in the shack.”

Earlier, emergency services found the bodies of three boys aged three, four, and 13.

The mother of one of the children, as well as their grandmother, were taken to hospital. The fire was believed to have been caused by a candle and paraffin stove burning in the shack overnight.

Two other dwellings also burnt down.

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