Two children die in Khayelitsha shack fire

The remains of the shack in which two children burned to death. Picture: ANA

The remains of the shack in which two children burned to death. Picture: ANA

According to police, the mother of the two children left them in the shack with the paraffin heater on at around 5:30am this morning.

Two children died in a shack fire in Nkanini in Khayelitsha in Cape Town today, police said.

Western Cape police in a statement confirmed that the mother of the two children left them in the shack with the paraffin heater on at around 5:30am.

Police spokesperson Nothemba Pinkie Batwa said: “When she came back after 15 minutes the shack was on fire and the kids aged eight and eleven died in the fire.”

Police opened an inquest case for further investigation.

African News Agency (ANA)

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