Toddler recovering following fatal crèche fire

2015-06-23 08:43

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Johannesburg - A 1-year-old toddler who survived a fire at a daycare centre in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, was in a stable condition, paramedics said on Tuesday.

The toddler and an elderly woman were still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation, said ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw.

They were admitted to the Hillbrow Hospital following the fire on Monday afternoon.

It was still unclear what sparked the blaze that left two children dead.

Five children, all under the age of 5, had been at the centre when the fire started.

"Two of these children were unfortunately entrapped and sustained fatal injuries. Both the deceased were 2-year-old toddlers," Rossouw said.

Investigations into the cause of the fire were under way.

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