President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the families and relatives of nine people, including children, who died early today in Mitchells Plein, Western Cape, after a house was burnt down.
They died when a house burned out in Macbeth Street in Eastridge just before 8.30am on Saturday morning, Western Cape paramedics said.
“Two burnt beyond recognition,” Western Cape metro emergency medical services (EMS) spokesman Robert Daniels said in a statement.
“The others who died immediately were two adults, one male and one female. Five others adults were critically injured and rushed to Mitchells Plain District Hospital by Western Cape government health emergency medical services,” he said.
”I am deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy that has befallen the community of Mitchells Plein today,” said Zuma.
”I wish to extend my condolences and those of the whole government to the families and relatives of the deceased during this difficult time,” he said.
– Caxton News Service