Two die in two house fires in PMB townships

2008-07-06 00:00

TWO people aged 30 and 40 were burnt to death in their houses in two separate incidents in the space of two hours, in Imbali and Dambuza, yesterday morning.

A 30-year-old man died when a house at Dambuza was razed at about 3.40 am.

Police spokesman Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said tenants on the premises were awoken up by the man’s screams at around that time.

The tenants went to investigate and found his house on fire.

They called the police and the fire department, and while waiting for the rescue services tried in vain to rescue the man, said Budhram.

Just two hours later in Imbali, a 40-year-old woman died in another house fire.

Budhram said the other occupants of the house managed to escape, and the woman’s body was found inside after the flames were extinguished by the fire department.

He said the causes of the two fires are still being investigated.

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