Four die in blazing shop fire

2011-11-11 14:10

Four people died early this morning after being trapped in a blazing shop in Ganyesa, 70km north of Vryburg, said North West police.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said police received an emergency call around 2am from one of the shop’s four Chinese inhabitants.

The caller told police they had tried to escape but were trapped inside after waking up with the shop already on fire.

Police arrived to find the shop burnt down and its four inhabitants – three men aged 19, 25 and 35 – and a woman (25) dead.

Ngubane said police had opened cases of murder and arson.

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