Woman, children killed in fire

2012-01-31 18:16

Durban - A woman and her two children died and a man was injured when their house caught fire in Mbitane outside KwaMaphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal authorities said on Tuesday.

Police were called on Monday afternoon when the house was on fire, Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu said in a statement.

When police arrived, they found the burnt bodies of the 48-year-old mother and her 5- and 8-year-old sons. The injured man was taken to Umphumulu Hospital, he said.

"I am shocked to hear that people have died such traumatic deaths. The police will work hard to get to the bottom of this," he said.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 18:29

    What a horrific way to die! Condolences to the families. Lets hope there was nothing sinister about the fire!

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-31 18:54

    Just terrible, the pain and suffering, RIP, and condolences

  • Mel - 2012-01-31 19:50

    Awful..Wonder if they had a smoke alarm in the house, too many don't so buy one today if you havn't got one people.

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-02-01 07:43

      KwaMaphumulo is a rural area. I doubt anybody would have a smoke alarm there.

  • Lynn - 2012-01-31 22:00

    How awful. Condolences to the family. Hope the injured man recovers. Very sad.

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