Boy, 1, dies in Hillcrest house fire

2012-07-12 08:00

Johannesburg - A 1-year-old boy died in a house fire in Hillcrest on Wednesday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

His 5-year-old brother and his mother were injured and were taken to hospital, ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

"The older son sustained minor injuries in the form of various scrapes and bruises. The mother sustained more serious injuries in the form of burns to her back and legs as well as smoke inhalation," he said.

Firefighters contained the blaze. Its cause was not known.

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