Girl burns to death while mother goes to the toilet

2014-08-05 16:38

A four-year-old girl has burnt to death inside a house in Meadowlands, Soweto, while her mother was using the toilet.

“The mother alleges she went to the loo, leaving the child in the bedroom. When she returned, the house was on fire,” Gauteng police’s Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said today.

“The baby was burnt beyond recognition.”

He said the mother explained that the flames were huge and she could not save the child.

An inquest and arson docket were opened.

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