3 children die in Germiston blaze

2013-04-16 08:47
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Johannesburg - Three children died in a shack fire in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, on Tuesday, Ekurhuleni emergency services said.

"Three children died this morning [Tuesday] in Dukathole, Germiston after the shack in which they were sleeping caught fire while the family was asleep," spokesperson William Ntladi said.

"The children's mother and their grandmother escaped unharmed."

The mother and grandmother were being treated in hospital for smoke inhalation and trauma.

It was suspected the fire was caused by a candle and paraffin stove which were kept burning in the shack overnight, said Ntladi.

Two other shacks also burnt down.

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