Mom, child trapped in burning house

2012-07-29 07:42

Durban - A child died and its mother was severely burnt when they were trapped in a burning house in Richards Bay early on Sunday morning, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said: "After the fire was extinguished the body of a child, presumed to be a boy aged around four, was found burnt beyond recognition".

The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Further details were not immediately available.

  • Tshepo Mongale - 2012-07-29 08:30

    Very Sad.

  • olefilelesiba.magakgala - 2012-07-29 08:48

    Dis is heart breaking news! We wish her a speedy recovery nd may God b wth de family thru dis difficult time!

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-07-29 08:51

    May their soul rest in peace.

  • keneoemosiuoa.kenny - 2012-07-29 09:30

    Shame poor little boy ! This is sad. May his soul rest in peace

  • max.maxwell - 2012-07-29 10:21

    How awful! What a terrible end to such a short life!

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-29 11:14

    We turn our houses into prisons to keep the bad people out. But when a fire starts we can not escape! This is a yet another casualty directly related to the crime in SA. Poor little boy, rest in peace..

  • Andre - 2012-07-29 16:26

    I shudder to think how many times more we are going to read about similar cases. Crime has caused people to protect their homes by installing steel bars to keep criminals out, which make their homes death traps!

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