Boy, 3, dies in Joburg house fire

2017-01-20 16:55


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A three-year-old boy died after his house caught fire in Elsburg, east of Johannesburg, on Friday morning, paramedics said. 

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics had arrived on the scene and found the home in flames. 

Fire services were already on the scene trying to extinguish the blaze. 

"Upon inspection, paramedics and firefighters found the body of a three-year-old boy lying in the ruins."

The boy was declared dead on the scene. 

Meiring said the boy's mother had sustained minor injuries. 

She was treated and transported to a nearby hospital.

The cause of the fire was not yet known. 

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  fires

Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.