Gran, 85, saves grandchild from fire

2012-08-14 08:01

Durban - An 85-year-old grandmother grabbed her granddaughter and crawled out of her burning home, saving both of them from a devastating fire that gutted more than 50 homes in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Bazisile Gcabashe’s son thought his mother had died when he arrived at her burnt-out home and couldn’t find her, reported the Daily News.

“I am glad to be alive. God loves us,” said Gcabashe after receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.

It is not clear how the fire started but heavy winds fanned the flames into an inferno that burnt down homes and killed scores of cattle, causing damages estimated at millions of rands.

The fire started on Saturday and raged across a 10km stretch of land between Melmoth and Empangeni.

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-14 08:10

    Well done Gran!

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-14 08:19

      You should now go and teach those 3 female officers in Ventersdorp a thing or 2.

  • jamesyboi78 - 2012-08-14 08:11

    heroes are amongst us...

  • nasiefa.jacksonlazarus - 2012-08-14 08:29

    this all happened on Saturday as per tv news!! News 24 wakey wakey coffee and cakey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kmaruma - 2012-08-14 09:05

    Good job gran

  • susan.paul.330 - 2012-08-14 09:11

    which rock did this news24 editor crawl out from, this happened on Saturday, obviously lazy reporting.

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-08-14 09:37

    She deserve a special recognition.

  • JamesyGermishuys - 2012-08-14 10:34

    Give that gran a bells

  • glenyso2 - 2012-08-14 13:30

    What a Gran - I think she should get the Gogo of the Year award!

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