Cape mother and child burn to death

By Drum Digital
25 August 2013

A woman and her child burned to death in a fire in Parkwood, Cape Town on Sunday morning, Western Cape disaster risk management said.

Veronica Abrahams, 28, and four-year-old Riedewaan Slingers died after a fire broke out around 4am in a backyard dwelling in Parkwood Avenue, said spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

"Their bodies were burnt beyond recognition."

The cause of the fire was not known.


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