Toddlers killed in house fire

2012-06-12 12:50

Johannesburg - Two toddlers were killed in a house fire in Pretoria on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

Paramedics were called out to Darter Street, in Montana Park in Pretoria north, where they found a house completely engulfed in flames, said Netcare spokesperson Jeff Wicks.

"Two young children, aged 2 and 3, were reported missing," he said.

"When the fire department had extinguished the fire, they conducted a thorough search and found their charred remains."

The children had been burnt beyond recognition.

The cause of the fire would be investigated by police, he said.
The fire had started at about 06:30.

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-06-12 13:04

    This is really sad. RIP little ones.

      Rob - 2012-06-12 13:33

      Very, very sad indeed. No chance @ life @ all. R.I.P.

  • Stirrer - 2012-06-12 13:04

    Where were the parents?!

      Rob - 2012-06-12 13:32


  • Annelise - 2012-06-12 13:04

    Rest In Peace little one's. Terrible, terrible tragedy.

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-06-12 13:36

    Someone is deliberately burning houses and children. Their are too many cases nowadays and the one is as unexplained as the other. People living in houses will not set their own houses on fire. Something is not adding up. At least the children are safe now. I just don't understand what people see in doing something like this. Not a coincidence anymore!

      Rob - 2012-06-12 13:42

      @ eyesears.handsfeet......Brain ?

      Dianne - 2012-06-12 13:47

      Maybe it being colder now, fires and heaters are being used as n means of keeping warm. Not sure. But very sad indeed.

      Amanda - 2012-06-12 13:48

      yes i agree. parent's are flippen sick nowadays.thy plan this burn's.can't thy give there children to people who want paineful must it be for that small kids to burn. everyday u read these articles and u never read that the parent's did burn pathetic.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-12 13:50

      Amanda, get back on your meds. Don't believe the voices in your head.

  • briana.scott - 2012-06-12 13:44

    it is the second fire in a week where young children have died, why is it always the children are dying? where are the parents? None of the articles ever say.

      Dianne - 2012-06-12 13:48

      True, also wonder why they never mention where the parents are. how come they always 'fine' assuming. If it were my kids, they would be the very first to be saved. Shampies man RIP little ones.

      aninaarlowmarais.mornemarais - 2012-06-12 20:27

      mense asb moenie oordeel nie! Ons huur huis het 3 maande terug afgebrand, al het ons in di rook gele en ek en my seuntjie is afgevoer hospitaal toe. Onthou dit kan met jou ook gebeur. Dank Vaderons lewe vandag. Glo my as so iets met jou gebeur, dit is ni jou grap ni!!!!! Plaas jouself in daardi ouers se skoene, wat sou jy gedoen gevoel het, niemand maar niemand verdien dit ni. My Hart gaan uit na di mense toe dit is verskriklik en ni 'n grap nie! Die mense het gebede en ondersteuning nodig ni verwyte ni. Net di ouers alleen en Die Liewe Vader sal weet wat is di waarheid feite en nie ons ni, want daar word sltyd stertjies bygelas!

  • Stuka - 2012-06-12 13:55

    I truely hope one day if this is to be my destiny to rather die with my children, just to think of the pain and fear these little ones had go through break's my heart in to a million pieces, I will never be able to life with myself after something like this...which is why I have no open flames when I go to bed, have 1 fire exstinghuiser and 2 smoke detectors in the house. RIP little people...

  • Amanda - 2012-06-12 14:08

    squeegee pls shutup. mabe u one of them.

  • Jack - 2012-06-12 14:26

    Where were the parents? At the bar downtown having a double dop.

      ronel.murchie - 2012-06-15 18:20

      shame Jack poor u looks like u know enough about a double dop

  • nicolelovelock - 2012-06-12 14:30


  • noyi.thembeka - 2012-06-12 14:40

    Oh my Lord where is the Mother or an Adult when all this happens, poor kids may your souls rest in peace.

  • Lee - 2012-06-12 15:29

    According to the news on the radio, the mother tried to get to her children. The fire was too intense. She told them to hide in a cuboard and she screamed for help. 2 neighbours also tried to get to their room. I'm sure that mother would have died for her children anyday.... Please don't judge without the facts. Reat in peace little ones

  • ajsampson1 - 2012-06-12 16:04

    OML - this is so horrible - imagine what those poor little souls' last few minutes must have been like. Breaks my heart! God Bless their poor souls ...#veryverysad#

  • ajsampson1 - 2012-06-12 16:05

    OML - this is so horrible - imagine what those poor little souls' last few minutes must have been like. Breaks my heart! God Bless their poor souls ...#veryverysad#. where were the parents ???

  • joey.prinsloo.9 - 2012-06-12 19:30

    This is sad. I will rather burn and die I will not allow my children to die alone.

  • Joey - 2012-06-13 11:50

    I'm sure the mom did all she could to save them. It is very sad. A girl I work with knows the family. The girls didn't die of the fire - they suffocated before the flames could get to them - at least that is something to be relieved of. They are safe in the Lord's arms - no pain for them. RIP little one's.

  • baby123boo - 2012-06-13 15:05

    Something we all need to realize, although it was in a cruel manner, all our stories are written in the book of life. It doesnt matter how you go, if God wants you, he will have you. Also as for the parents and little children. We are unable to watch them 24/7. So it can happen in 15minutes or in 15seconds. We do not choose for these things to happen. And for those who do may God give you what you deserve.

  • ronel.murchie - 2012-06-15 18:15

    Why dont all of you that have so much to say againt the parents just wait for the proper outcome. How can you accuse the parents of murder, good grief, the poor father was not even there, and for the mother please dont crucify her just because. it could have been you

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