Children die in shack fire

2012-10-28 07:24

Johannesburg - Three children were killed and two people were injured when a shack caught fire in Vlakfontein, south of Johannesburg, emergency services said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the children were with their parents in the shack on Saturday when the fire started.

The parents survived the blaze and were taken to hospital for further medical care.

The cause of the fire was not known.

  • Leonore Engelbrecht - 2012-10-28 08:38

    oh but please ANC, give zuma another R20mil for legal fees instead of building the poor proper houses!

  • Shaun Daly - 2012-10-28 09:58

    At the risk of sounding crass, short of the children spontaneously combusting and causing the fire, theres no excuse that the parents made it out without their children.

  • Skhumbembe - 2012-10-28 10:40

    sad! very sad that over R240Million has gone to one person's (JZ) house security improvement. While South Africa constantly report stories like these.

  • tolene - 2012-10-28 11:09

    Jacob Zuma and the Anc Should be held responsible for EVERY SINGLE SHACK fire and death. With the money squandered on parties, houses for themselves and corruption, almost EVERY SINGLE RDP house would have been built by now!!! If I were a lawyer I would approach every single victim Of these incidents and start a court case against each corrupt official and the presidents who have run this country since Madiba and have failed to deliver the houses they promised!!!!

  • enoch.sphola - 2012-10-28 11:14

    Ban paraffin stoves...! they are the main cause of shack fires.

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-10-28 12:50

    JZ does not care about us,where we live, what we eat, do we work or not. As long as he build himself paradise, thats all he cares about. To him SA is financially and economically stable

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