81-year-old woman burns to death

2019-02-04 20:11
The house of an 81-year-old woman who burned to death in her RDP house in the Eastern Cape

The house of an 81-year-old woman who burned to death in her RDP house in the Eastern Cape (Supplied)

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An 81-year-old woman burnt to death in her home in Needs Camp, East London, police said.

The elderly woman lived alone in an area where new RDP houses had been built.

According to police, neighbours saw the victim's house in flames in the early hours of Monday.

"The neighbours called one another and tried to extinguish the flames but all was in vain," said police spokesperson Captain Hazel Mqala.

Her charred remains were later retrieved from the gutted property.

The police said that the cause of the fire was not known and investigations were continuing.

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