Burnt toddlers: No charge yet

2012-01-16 00:00

POLICE said they have not yet charged the mother, whose two toddlers died in a fire that broke out in the 12-storey West Point Lodge on Victoria Embankment, in Durban, on Friday last week.

The mother (27) locked her two toddlers in a room with a padlocked steel gate while she went to a nearby shop.

The two toddlers, a boy and a girl, identified as Valentino Willor (3) and Aritta Willor (1), were burnt beyond recognition.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker said police were still investigating.

He told The Witness that the mother was with her family and no longer in police custody.

A Sunday newspaper reported that there was no water in the building when the fire broke out. — Witness Reporter.

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