Monday, July 19, 2010

Kids die, mom missing after fire

2010-07-19 08:04

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Johannesburg - Two children, aged 2 and 4, died in a house fire in Norwood and their mother was feared dead, the Johannesburg emergency service said on Monday morning.

"After the fire was contained, the double-storey house was declared unsafe so we could not go in and look for the mother," said spokesperson Percy Morokane.

"The search would resume later on Monday."

The father was found outside the home uninjured.

"We do not know where he was when the fire started. It will be looked into by police."

Morokane said it was unclear how the fire started.

"Neighbours and a security guard said they heard an explosion so we are not sure right now. Police will investigate."

The blaze was reported at 21:30 on Sunday night.


Comments by Sonny

Sounds like domestic violence and abuse here!

The case will unravel once the mother is found.

1 comment:

  1. Definitely not domestic abuse!!! The newspapers always find a way to make more out of a situation than it really is.

    A very tragic accident.
    My thoughts are with the family.