Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mother and child burn to death in Nyanga

By Yamkela Xhaso
31 December

Cape Town police are investigating murder charges after a pregnant woman and her four-year-old child burnt to death in a shack fire in Nyanga.

The 24-year-old woman and the girl were asleep when the incident happened early this morning.

Another woman and child managed to escape with slight burn wounds. She told police she had smelt petrol before the blaze broke out.

Two unknown men who allegedly set the fire were spotted running away from the house. Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi of the Nyanga SAPS said the family was asleep when this began.

“The 24 year old and her child were trapped by the fire inside the house and were burnt to death”

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