Two children die in fire

Eastern Cape

Dutywa, Eastern Cape - Two children were killed on Monday in a fire in Dutywa, north of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, police said.

“Two children aged eight, a girl, and her six-month-old younger brother have this morning (Monday) at about 8.20am died in a... fire,” said Captain Jackson Manatha.

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“It is alleged that the fire also destroyed seven shacks at Dutywa town.”

The children were apparently left alone by their grandmother who went to attend a church service in Tsolo.

Police have opened an inquest docket. - Sapa

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